Jacques Brotchi has been professor at the Free University of Brussels since October 2007 and consultant/honorary head of the neurosurgery service (which he setup in 1981) at the Erasme hospital. Before that, he worked at the hospital of Bavière in Liège where he carried out extensive research into tumours of the brain and the spinal cord.
He obtained his diploma of Doctor in Medicine from the State University of Liège in 1967 and has been a neurosurgeon since 1973. He has been awarded several scientific awards including the five-year award of the FNRS in biomedical sciences for the period of 1996-2000. His work has been published in over 350 international journals and 35 chapters of books. In June 2005, he was appointed President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies for a period of 4 years.
In recognition of his work, Jacques Brotchi has been appointed Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine, Grand Officer of the Crown, Commander of the Order of Léopold, Knight of the Legion of Honour (France), Grand Commander of the Civil Order of Merit (Spain) and Knight of the Order of Danneborg (Denmark). In 1988, he was knighted by King Baudouin and in 2007 King Albert II raised this honour to the level of Baron.
In July 2007, Professor Brotchi started his second term of office as co-opted senator at the Commission of Social Affairs and in the working group on bioethics. In May 2008, he was appointed Honorary Doctor at the University of Chisinau in Moldavia and in November 2008, Madame Simone Veil presented him with the prestigious “Prix Scopus International”.
Last Updated: Thursday 06 August 2009