Prof. Alexandre Mottrie graduated in 1988 from the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
After completing his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) in 1994, he became a staff member in that hospital until 1996. With the aim of improving his laparoscopic skills, he also did a fellowship at the Washington University of St.-Louis (Missouri, U.S.A). Since 1996, he is urologist in the O.L.V. Hospital in Aalst, Belgium. On December 5th 2011, he successfully completed his PhD study at the University of Saarland (Homburg-Saar, Germany).
His main fields of interest are urological oncology and minimal invasive surgery. In 2001, he was one of the first to start with robot-assisted surgery, with a track record of over 3500 robotic procedures today. Being a pioneer in this field, he developed different important techniques and best practices that were adopted by colleagues all over the world. He introduced laparoscopic and robotic surgery in his department and under his impulse, the OLV Hospital evolved into a robotic expert center with over 650 robotic procedures per year.
In 2010, Prof. Mottrie founded the Orsi Academy, a multidisciplinary center for training and expertise in minimal invasive surgery.