Dr Johnny Duerinck studied medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and continued his education at the UZ Brussel. He has been working as a neurosurgeon in our department since 2013.
He completed his training in neurosurgery at the University Hospital Brussels, where he has concentrated on (both surgical and non-surgical) treatment of brain tumors since the beginning of his training. He also spent several time periods in foreign centers in Montpellier and Milan to learn techniques that are used to operate brain injuries that are located near functionally important brain zones. He is also interested in complex spinal neurosurgery using both minimally invasive and open techniques.
Prof Dr Duerinck conducts research into new treatment methods for brain tumors (cfr https://uz-brussel.prezly.com/uz-brussel-dient-voor-het-eerst-wereldwijd-immuuntherapie-lokaal-toe-in-de-hersenen-voor-de-behandeling-van-glioblastoom) and also into new technological evolutions in neurosurgery, with an emphasis on implementation of Augmented Reality into neurosurgery. See also https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2017/12/01/zullen-chirurgen-straks-opereren-met-de-hulp-van–augmented-real/