Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery UZ Leuven


Constantinus Politis is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon. He is currently Full Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Leuven University Hospitals, KULeuven, Belgium. He is an invited Lecturer at the EHSAL in Brussels. He graduated at the Catholic University of Leuven in medicine (MD, summa cum laude), in dentistry (DDS, magna cum laude). He specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Catholic University of Leuven. Postgraduate training was additionally followed in Arnhem (Stoelinga), Aachen (Koberg), Copenhagen (Pindborg), Göteborg (Bränemark), and San Francisco (Marx). He holds an honorary professorship at the Fourth Medical Military University of Xi’an, China. He also holds a master degree in management (MM) from the Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Hasselt and a master degree in Hospital Management (MHM) from the Catholic University of Leuven. He became a recognition as a medical specialist in the management of health care data and is now member of the National Council of Hospital Facilities. He is Vice-President of the Professional Union of Belgian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is President of the Belgian Royal Scientific Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an acknowledged trainer of OMFS trainees. He defended his doctor’s thesis on the subject of complications of orthognathic surgery (PhD). His professional field of interest is in orthognathic and orthodontic surgery and trigeminal nerve dysfunction. Clinical research projects include prevention and repair of iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury, transplantation of teeth, and orthognathic surgery. He has been granted membership of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.