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Prof Frank Van der Aa
UZ Leuven

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Frank Van der Aa

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Qualifications:PhD Chairman of Department/Section Professor
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Frank Van der Aa is acting chair of the Department of Urology in the University Hospitals Leuven and staff member of the National MS Center in Melsbroek, both in Belgium. In addition, he is associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven. His special clinical interests are in neuro-urology, male and female incontinence and reconstructive urology. His major research interest include animal models of stress urinary incontinence, interstitial cells, nerve regeneration and stem cell applications. He received his MD in 2001 from the Catholic University of Leuven and obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences in 2007 from the same university. He completed his residency in Urology in 2008 at UZ Gasthuisberg in Leuven. He became Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in 2010 and Fellow of the European Board of Sexual Medicine (FECSM) in 2012. He is faculty member of the European School of Urology (ESU) since 2009, Editorial Board member of Neurourology and Neurodynamics since 2011, and chairman of the Video Congress Committee of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Scientific Congress Office since 2019. He is president of the working group functional urology of the Belgian Association of Urology.

Prof Frank Van der Aa declared on the Thursday 4th August 2022 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:

Kuste Biopharma

  • Trial participation


  • Trial participation

Cousin Biotech

  • Trial participation

Boston Scientific

  • Other: Proctor


  • Consultant
  • Trial participation
  • Other: Proctor


  • Trial participation
  • Research grant