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Prof Dirk de Ridder
University Hospitals KU Leuven

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Dirk de Ridder

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Qualifications:PhD Professor Chairman of Department/Section
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Medical Degree in 1989
Accredited urologist since 1995
PhD thesis 1998 ( Advances in the urological care for MS patients)
Staff member University Hospitals KU Leuven since 1995
Complementary studies in hospital management 1998
General coordinator and medical director of the National MS Hospital Melsbroek, Belgium since 2000

President of the Special interest group on sexual, urological and bowel dysfunction in MS ( Part of RIMS Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis) since 1999

President of the European Society for Neurourology since 2004

Associate editor Neurourology and Urodynamics since 2006

My practice consists of neurourology ( MS, SCI, other neurological diseases), reconstructive surgery for 40%. Another 40% consists of urogynecology, in a integrated care program with the gynecology department ( Prof. Dr. Jan Deprest). 20% of my time is devoted to the administrative tasks in the National MS Hospital.

Besides these tasks I supervise 3 researchers in the field of interstitial cells and urothelial signalling. Within the pelvic floor unit we also run a lab on mesh and implant behaviour.

Prof Dirk de Ridder declared on the Tuesday 11th April 2017 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:


  • Trial participation


  • Trial participation


  • Consultant
  • Trial participation


  • Research grant


  • Consultant
  • Speaker Honorarium
  • Trial participation
  • Fellowship, travel grants
  • Research grant