Rene Verdonk, MD, PhD (Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Jan Palfijn Ziekenhuis, 9000, Ghent, Belgium.

Rene Verdonk was Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and head of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent (Belgium) since 1992. He is emeritus professor since 2011. He has been involved in the advancement of trauma surgery and in knee pathology, and takes a special interest in cruciate and meniscal surgery. Currently, he is also involved in cartilage pathology.

He has published in a large number of review journals. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy and later became senior editor since 2013.

Furthermore, he is a member of many scientific societies, such as the Belgian Society for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, of which he was President in 1991-1992 . He is a founding member of BOTA (Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Association), Past President of ESSKA and past chairman of the basic science committee, a member of the ISAKOS strategic planning committee and of the ISAKOS Education Committee. He is also a member of AAOS, and corresponding member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). He was nominated to the prestigious Hall of Fame of the AOSSM in 2011. During the meeting in Lyon in June 2015 he was awarded the prestigious honorary ISAKOS membership.