• Prof Alex Mottrie

    Robotics/OLV Hospital, Belgium

  • Professor Alexandre Mottrie MD PhD graduated in 1988 from the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He completed his residency in 1994 at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany and served as a Fellow in Washington University St.-Louis, Missouri, USA for six months. Since 1996, he has worked in the O.L.V.-Clinic in Aalst, Belgium.

    His major urological interests are urological oncology and minimal invasive surgery. He is a pioneer and developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery resulting in his department becoming a training center in this field. With over 4000 robotic procedures, he has one of the largest experiences in this field.

    In 2010, Dr Mottrie founded the ORSI-Academy, a multidisciplinary school of robotic and minimal-invasive surgery.

    Dr Mottrie has authored multiple scientific papers and organised several international Congresses and Masterclasses in these fields. He has been actively involved in several congresses to perform live-surgery, give courses and/or present state-of-the-art lectures. He is the Scientific Director of the ERUS-congresses and the Global Congress on Prostate Cancer (Prosca). He is the president of the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS), past-president of the Society of Robotic Surgeons (SRS) and the past-president of the Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG). He is Associate Professor in the Universität des Saarlandes Homburg-Saar (Germany) and the University of Ghent (Belgium). He received the “Golden Telescope Award” at the Hamlyn Symposium in London (20/06/2015) for lifetime achievements in the robotic field.