Dr. Pieter-Jan Verhelst is a PhD candidate at the OMFS-IMPATH research group at the University of Leuven under promotorship of Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs and Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis. He graduated at the Universtiy of Leuven in Medicine (MD, magna cum laude) in 2017 with a master’s thesis on the fibula free flap in facial reconstruction. He has published in internationally renowned journals on reconstructive surgery and orthognathic surgery. Currently, he is an Oral and Maxillofacial trainee at the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospitals of Leuven. His active research projects focus on the three-dimensional planning and follow-up of orthognathic surgery with a keen interest in condylar remodeling and its effect on postoperative stability.
Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs