Otte Jean-Bernard

Personal information

OTTE Jean-Bernard
Born on 27.06.1937, Cherain (Belgium)
Belgian citizenship
Married to Madeleine Otte
Four children

Medical education and surgical training

- Graduated from Medical School, Université Catholique de Louvain - Belgium - in 1963 with the highest distinction (maxima cum laude).
- Residency in Surgery 1963 - 1968 (Department of Surgery, Prof. J. MORELLE, University of Louvain)
- American Medical Qualification Examination, ECFMG 1963
- Graduate Fellow of the Belgo-American Education Foundation 1965 – 1966
- Research Fellow in Surgery, 1965 - 1966 at the University of Colorado
- Medical Center - Denver - USA (Transplantation Unit, Prof. T.E. STARZL)
- State Board in Surgery, 1969
- Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery - Clinique Chirurgicale Infantile - Prof. D. PELLERIN - Paris - 1969

Clinical and academic appointments

- Chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cliniques Saint-Luc - Woluwé-St-Lambert, Brussels  1986 -2002

- Associate Chief of the Department of Digestive Surgery – 1988 -2002

- Professor of Surgery – Université Catholique de Louvain – 1980-2002

- Director of the Liver Transplantation Program, 1984 –2002

- President of the Medical Council of Cliniques Saint-Luc, 1982 - 1984

- Professor emeritus -Université Catholique de Louvain- October 1, 2002.

Chairmanships of scientific societies

- Founding Member and first Chairman of ELTA (European Liver Transplant Association) a section of ESOT, European Society of Organ Transplantation

- Member of the Board of Eurotransplant (1993 - 1994)

- Chairman of the Royal Belgian Society of Gastroenterology (1989)

- Chairman of the Belgian Association of Pediatric Surgery - BELAPS (1994-1995)

- Associated Editor of "Pediatric Transplantation" (1997-2005)

Membership of scientific societies

- Transplantation Society, 1966-

- European Society for Surgical Research, 1969

- Founding Member of the Belgian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (BELAPS), 1971

- French Society of Transplantation, 1971-

- Belgian Society of Gastro-enterology, 1972

- Belgian Society of Pediatrics, 1973

- Belgian Society of Surgery, 1980

- British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 1974

- French Society of Pediatric Surgery, 1975

- International Society of Surgery, 1979

- Swiss Society of Pediatric Surgery, 1987

- European Society of Organ Transplantation - ESOT (1989)

- Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (1993)

- Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1996).

- American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) (1994).

- American Society of Transplantation (1998).

- Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1994.

- Membre d’honneur de l’Association Française de Chirurgie, 2005

Scientific contribution

 373 papers in scientific journals,related mostly to pediatric surgery and liver transplantation

Directorship of Ph. D. Theses

- J. NINANE-Childhood neuroblastoma : diagnostic and therapeutic strategy.  1987

- M. SOARES-Study of the immunological mechanisms involved in the rejection of discordant xenografts.  1994

- R. REDING-The immunosuppressive therapy of acute rejection in liver transplantation, new strategies and their pathophysiological bases. 1995 

- J. de VILLE de GOYET-Innovative techniques in pediatric liver transplantation.Anatomical basis and clinical experience with orthotopic cadaveric liver graft transplantations. 1995

- L. VAN OBBERGH-Les aspects hémodynamiques de la transplantation hépatique chez  l'enfant: données cliniques et expérimentales. 1995

- P. GIANELLO-Mechanisms of specific and indefinite tolerance to primarily vascularized renal allografts in miniature swine.1995 

- D. LATINNE-Application des anticorps monoclonaux en transplantation.1995 

Distinction

"Man of the year 1990" of the Belgian National TV and the Newspaper Le Soir.

Research Foundation

Founding member and administrator of the Euroliver Foundation, 1992.