University Hospital Ghent



Contact Information for physicians and patients

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: +32 9 332 39 66 or
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology: +32 9 332 2371

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Auto-immune hepatitis / PBC/ PSC/ IgG4-related Disease (member of global PBC study group)
  • Vascular liver diseases (member of VALDIG)
  • Genetic Cholestatic Disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1ATD)
  • Wilson Disease
  • Cystic Liver Disease
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA)
  • Liver transplantation (children and adults)
  • Transition clinic for adolescents and young adults with chronic liver disease / post liver transplantation

ERN Representatives

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    Ruth De Bruyne

    MD, PhD, Associate professor Ghent University, Head of clinic department Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology,Ghent University Hospital

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    Prof Dr Anja Geerts

    MD, PhD, Associate professor Ghent University, Head of clinic department Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Ghent

ERN Team and Contact

Centre information

Ghent University Hospital is one of the largest and most specialised hospitals in Flanders. Six thousand employees work tirelessly each and every day to provide over three thousand patients with the best care. Ghent University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University jointly invest in scientific research and education. This is how the hospital helps to develop the healthcare of the future. Ghent University Hospital is a quaternary referral center for pediatric and adult liver diseases and a liver transplantation center for children and adults. The center provides highly specialised care for liver patients in a multidisciplinary setting involving adult and pediatric hepatologists, hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeons, (interventional) radiologists, endoscopists, oncologists,… A liver transition clinic is run by a pediatric and adult hepatologist. 
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