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Dr. Franck Van der Aa, MD, PHD


Dr Frank Van der Aa 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 now serves as Adjunct Head of Clinic in the Department of Urology of the University Hospitals Leuven and staff member of the National MS Center in Melsbroek, both in Belgium. In addition, he is lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven.

His special clinical interests are in neuro-urology, male and female incontinence & reconstructive urology. His major research interest include animal models of stress urinary incontinence, interstitial cells, nerve regeneration & stem cell applications.

Leuven, Belgium
English  /  French  /  Dutch


Work Experience

Adjunct Head of Clinic Department of Urology
University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
Consultant Urological Surgeon Department of Urology
National MS Center, Melsbroek, Belgium
Lecturer Faculty of Medicine
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium


European Board of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
European Board of Urology (FEBU)
Residency, Urology
UZ Gasthuisberg in Leuven


Medium-term outcome of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy using polivinylidene fluoride as compared to a hybrid polyglecaprone and polypropylene mesh: A matched control study.
Neurourology and urodynamics Read it here A prospective, multicenter study of a novel, miniaturized rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system: 12-month results from the RELAX-OAB study.
Neurourology and urodynamics Read it here Efficacy and safety of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS): Results of a large multi-institutional cohort of patients with mid-term follow-up.
Neurourology and urodynamics Read it here

Professional Associations

European School of Urology (ESU) Faculty Member Neurourology & Neurodynamics Editorial Board Member European Association of Urology (EAU), Scientific Congress Office Member, Video Congress Committee