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MD-PhD Koen Peers

Prof Dr Koen Peers Verkleind
Head of department Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) at the University Hospital Louvain (UZ Louvain)

Session(s)

Tendinopathy : new trends in evaluation and therapy

Short CV

Koen Peers, MD, PhD is head of department Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) in Belgium. After obtaining a medical degree at KU Leuven in 1992, he got a special degree in Sports Medicine in 1995 and he further specialisedin PRM at the Leuven University, he got his degree in 1999.  He started working at the PRM department of UZ Leuven in 1999 and is currently leading the department Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) at the University Hospitals Leuven and head of Sports Medical Advice Centre KU Leuven.  He obtained a PhD degree in biomedical sciences on the topic of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy (KU Leuven 2003). Furthermore he is program director Sports Medicine KU Leuven and president of the Royal Belgian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (RBSPRM) and board member International Scientific Tendon Symposium. He published numerous scientific articles in national and international journals and national and international presentations.  He is currently promoting more than 30 master theses per year and 6 PhD projects at KU Leuven.