D’Hoore André graduated as MD at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1988. He became surgeon in 1994 and joined the staff of Abdominal Surgery at the University Clinic Leuven. He received an international postgraduate training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, St. Mark’s Hospital in London and the Hôpital Cantonal in Geneva. In 2000 he became a European Board Qualified Surgeon in ColoProctology. In 2007 he obtained his PhD.
In 2008 he became associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, KULeuven and contributes to graduate an postgraduate teaching of students and trainees in abdominal surgery. André D’Hoore is a regular invited speaker at international surgical meetings. His scientific work resulted in more than 160 peer-reviewed papers. He serves at different editorial boards. He is a founding member of the European Section of Coloproctology (ESCP) and is the founder of the surgical branch of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (S-ECCO). He has a named chair at the University Leuven. His main interest is the role of minimally invasive approaches to IBD and colorectal cancer.