Prof. dr. Fijs W.B. van Leeuwen graduated in 2000 from the Leiden University, The Netherlands.

After completing a PhD at the University of Twente (2005; Mesa+ institute for nanotechnology) and the Dutch Nuclear Research and Consultancy group, he moved to the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AvL). Here he occupied different positions in the departments of Chemical Biology and Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and was promoted to associate staff scientist (2009). In 2011 he moved to the department of Radiology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) where he currently is professor, heads the Interventional Molecular Imaging Laboratory and is co-director of the image guided surgery program. Besides this position he is: guest professor in bionanotechnology at Wageningen University, guest scientist at the department of Urology and department of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology of the NKI-AvL, consultant for Hamamatsu Photonics and designs wooden surfboards at Ollywood surfboards.

In 2019, Prof. van Leeuwen joined Orsi Academy to become chief innovation officer (CINO). His main field of interest lies with R&D projects and the clinical translation of new biomedical technologies. During his career he has received more than > 5M euro in personal innovation scholarships (including three ERC-grants), has published > 200 scientific papers (divided over the fields of chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine), has co-authored > 9 patent applications and has been involved in > 12 first in human translation studies of new biomedical technologies.

Have a look at Prof. van Leeuwen’s LinkedIn page for detailed information.

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Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie is the chief executive officer of Orsi Academy and in charge of the further development of the center.

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Luc is the chief operating officer of Orsi Academy. His main focus is the long-term growth of the activities. Currently, this means he is leading the construction project of the new campus.

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Korneel Vandenbroucke

General Manager

Korneel is the general manager of Orsi Academy. This means he basically coordinates and supervises everything and everyone. 


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Kevin Bauwens

Process Manager Surgery Rooms

Kevin is an engineer with a high interest in minimally invasive surgery. He coordinates and supervises the lab activity in Orsi Academy. 

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Hannah Kiss

Data Manager

Hannah is the datamanager for robot-assisted urological surgeries performed at the OLV Hospital. She is also in charge of the submission of clinical studies to the ethical committee.


Jeroen Huygens

Building Coordinator & Safety Manager

Jeroen is an industrial engineer who is both part of the data management team and the anesthesiology team. He's also Orsi's prevention advisor. 


Dr. Stefano Puliatti

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Stefano Puliatti is our deputy medical director. Together with the scientific societies & key opinion leaders, he is establishing new training programs, course material and e-learning content for the ORSI-network. 

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Jana Standaert

Sales & Event Manager

Jana is our Sales & Event Manager. She takes care of all the events at the Orsi site down to the last detail.


Prof. Anthony Gallagher

Director of Research & Skill Development

Dr. Anthony Gallagher is currently Visiting Professor at KU Leuven in Belgium and Ulster University and Director of Research and Learning at Orsi Academy.


Marieke François

Veterinarian & Innovation Support

Marieke is a veterinarian who is responsible for the anesthesiology of the lab animals. Next to this, she's a supporting member of the R&D department.


Rita Lootens

Facility Manager

Rita is Orsi's site coördinator. She manages the overall facility set-up and makes sure your visit to Orsi is worthwile. 

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Prof. dr. Fijs van Leeuwen

Chief Innovation Officer

Fijs is our chief innovation officer. He's responsbile for multiple R&D projects and the clinical translation of new biomedical technologies.

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Deborah Croes

Lab Support

Deborah is our overall lab support. She performs non-recoverable anesthesia and is responsible for the set-up of the labs and training models. 


Orsi Academy has its own e-learning platform, centralizing the best of existing educational content and making it accessible for approved users.

Step-by-step videos with explanatory textual information are provided in the video-library next to didactic material. Proctors can push specific content to course participants prior to the course or allow alumni to consult course material later on in their career. Next to these sections, links to a wide variety of discipline-specific literature can be found on the platform.

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