Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen



Contact Information for physicians and patients

Dedicated website: under construction 
Dedicated mailbox: zeldzame_leverziekten(at)uza.be

Dedicated sub-mailbox: gastroenterologie(at)uza.be

Details will be updated asap.

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • IgG4-related Disease
  • Genetic Cholestatic Disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1ATD)
  • Cystic Liver Disease
  • Vascular Liver Disease
  • Primary hepatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET)
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Liver disease in pregnancy

ERN Representatives

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    Prof. dr. Sven Francque

    Head of the department and Senior Full Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    ERN Representative

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    Prof. dr. Thomas Vanwolleghem

    Senior Staff Member and Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    ERN sub-Representative

ERN Team and Contact

UZA main contact person:
Dedicated mailbox: zeldzame_leverziekten(at)uza.be

Dedicated website UZA ERN: under construction 
Dedicated sub-website ERN Rare Liver: under construction


  • Prof. dr. Sven Francque, Hepatologist
  • Prof. dr. Thomas Vanwolleghem, Hepatologist 
  • Prof. dr. Luisa Vonghia, Hepatologist
  • Dr. Toon Steinhauser, Hepatologist
  • Dr. Wilco Kwanten, Hepatologist
  • Dr. Jolien Derdeyn, Hepatologist
  • Dr. Maarten Niekel, Interventional radiologist 
  • Dr. Vera Hartman, Hepatobiliary, endocrine and transplantation surgery
  • Dr. Karolien Dams, Intensive care
  • Dr. Rachel Hellemans, Clinical nephrologist 
  • Dr. Olivier D’Archambeau, Interventional radiologist 
  • Prof. dr. Ann Driessen, Gastrointestinal and liver pathology
  • Dr. Els Van de Vijver, Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist 
  • Prof. dr. Dirk Ysebaert, Hepatobiliary, endocrine and transplantation surgery
  • Dr. Nicolette Moes, Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
  • Prof. dr. François Eyskens, Paediatrician metabolic disorders
  • Prof. dr. Bart Loeys, Medical Geneticist 
  • Dr. Ingrid Baar, Intensive Care
  • Dr. Bart Bracke, Hepatobiliary, endocrine and transplantation surgery
  • Prof. dr. Thiery Chapelle, Hepatobiliary, endocrine and transplantation surgery
  • Prof. dr. Geert Roeyen, Hepatobiliary, endocrine and transplantation surgery
  • Dr. Thomas Jardinet, Interventional radiologist 
  • Dr. Bart Op de Beeck, Radiologist
  • Dr. Elisabeth Macken, Gastroenterologist, Interventional endoscopist
  • Prof. dr. Len Verbeke, Gastroenterologist, Interventional endoscopist

Centre information

The Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) is an academic centre renowned for leading clinical and customer-friendly patient care, high-quality academic education and ground-breaking scientific research with a major international dimension. 
With over 570 beds, the hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services. Offering comprehensive care for patients with complex disorders, 578 physicians specializing in 38 different fields treat more than 650.000 patients every year. About 3000 employees work at UZA
At Antwerp University Hospital, medical specialists are true leaders in their field. They conduct pioneering clinical research and are constantly using this research to develop new treatments with the ultimate goal of providing every patient with the best medical care possible appropriate to their condition.