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Prof. Van Buyten

Was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium in 1954. He graduated from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) with a Doctor's degree in medical science, surgery and obstetrics in 1980. From 1980 until 1984 he specialized on Anesthesia-Intensive-Care medicine and Pain Therapy under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G Haenegreefs. He obtained his special professional degree in INTENSIVE CARE MEDECINE in 1997 after having worked in Anesthesia & Intensive-Care (AZ Middelheim Antwerp, the Children's Hospital Antwerp, University Hospital Antwerp), in Pain therapy (University Hospital Gent - Dr. R. Verschraegen, Department of Anesthesia – Prof. Dr. Rolly) in Neuroanaesthesia CHU Montpellier - Prof. Roquefeuille and Obstetric anesthesia (CHU Pitié-Salpétrière Paris- Dr. J. Seebacher).

He was Consultant in Pain therapy at the Catholic University of Leuven Dept of Anesthesia from 1989 till 1994 and Consultant in Pain therapy at the University of Antwerp department of Anesthesia since March 1997 until 2003. He now is a full-time member of the staff of the Department of Anesthesia/ Intensive Care/ Pain Clinic AZ Maria Middelares Sint-Niklaas since September 1984, he was the Chairman of the department of Intensive care until 2004 and since then he is Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre AZ Nikolaas ( former AZ Maria Middelares )