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Dr. Pieter D'Hooghe

Chief of Surgery

Dr. Pieter D’Hooghe is the Chief of Surgery at Aspetar Hospital. He is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Weill Cornell University and holds the Belgian nationality. He is a passionate Sports Traumatologist of the lower leg with specialization in the arthroscopic treatment of athletic Knee and Ankle/Foot injuries. He holds a Master in Sports Medicine, a Master in Tropical Medicine and an MBA in Sports Management. He is the Editor of 7 textbooks on Sports Injuries of the lower leg and authors + 30 book chapters and +50 peer-reviewed academic publications.

As Chairman of the ISAKOS’ Leg , Ankle and Foot Committee, he leads an international panel of experts in the field and is academically involved in Orthopaedic Research and Education and delivers lectures worldwide. He is an Orthopaedic Consultant for several elite Champions League Football teams in Europe.



  • Medical doctor ( KU Leuven University )
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon ( KU Leuven University )
  • Master in Sports Medicine ( KU Leuven University )
  • Master in Tropical Medicine (KU Leuven University )
  • Head of the Sports Surgical Department of the FLANDERS FIFA Centre of Excellence in Belgium, Europe


Career Achievements
  • FIFA F-MARC board Member
  • FIFA Instructor ( F-MARC )
  • Member of the Medical Committee of The Belgian National Soccer Team
  • Member of the Medical Staff of Brugge Football Club
  • Judge for the Flemish Doping Tribune
  • President of the West Flemish Soccer Doctors

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