Prof. dr. Thibaut Van Zele
Prof. Dr. Thibaut Van Zele (MD, PhD) is currently associate professor at the Ear-, Nose and Throat department at the Ghent University Hospital. In 2002 he finished his medical studies at the Ghent University. He trained in Belgium at the ENT-department at the Ghent University Hospital and in France at the Head and Neck Department of the CHRU Lille University Hospital.His clinical activities are focused on endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis, benign and malignant sinonasal tumours and endoscopic skull base surgery in collaboration with the department of neurosurgery.
He worked in the Upper Airway Research Laboratory at the University of Ghent (Prof Dr Claus Bachert) from 2002 to 2006 and obtained his PhD degree in 2008 on role of Staphylococus aureus in chronic rhinosinusitis nasal polyps and the therapeutic consequences. His research interests now concentrate upon tissue engineering of upper airway mucosa, improvement of wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery and the management of epistaxis. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters.