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Find out more about ISAPS Fellowships in Ghent, Belgium under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Tonnard and Dr. Alexis Verpaele.

Ghent, Belgium

Navigate the charming canals, admire the picturesque buildings that adorn Ghent's unique cityscape and enjoy the bustling marketplaces while refining your surgical skills on an ISAPS Fellowship where every corner holds the promise of discovery and artistry.

You have the opportunity to spend a 3-month fellowship at the esteemed private clinic of Drs. Tonnard and Verpaele in Ghent, Belgium. As a fellow, your presence is required at all surgeries conducted by either Dr. Tonnard or Dr. Verpaele, while assisting other plastic surgeons is optional but recommended. Additionally, you're encouraged to engage in writing clinical papers during your fellowship, with junior authorship granted..

Apply for the 2025 ISAPS Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Useful Information


There is an apartment available for the fellow at an approximate cost of €500 per month.

For more information please check with the fellowship hosts.

Visas and Work Permits

Applicants must check visa requirements of the country they plan to visit before applying for the ISAPS Fellowship Program.

For visa and immigration information, please read the details on the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.


Licensure is required. It is only with a valid license that you will be able to perform hands-on tasks throughout the fellowship.


The fellows will have the use of a car. To be allowed to drive this car here, you will need an international driver’s license. Make sure you acquire this before travelling.

Fellowship Hosts

Prof. Patrick Tonnard

Prof. Patrick Tonnard

  • Coupure Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Alexis Verpaele

Dr. Alexis Verpaele

  • BV Dr Alexis Verpaele Plastische Chirurgie
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During a fellowship, the fellow can anticipate observing the following subjects and techniques:

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • MACS Facelift
  • Aesthetic Lower/Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Brow and Forehead Lift
  • Lipofilling
  • Rhinoplasty

The following are guidelines for fellows:

  • Fellows can utilize the library for reading but cannot borrow journals or books.
  • Fellows are advised to take their own doctor's apron for a more comfortable fit.
  • Fellows must know their surgical duties.


“I am very grateful to have been selected for an ISAPS fellowship and to have the chance to learn Facial Rejuvenation Surgery with world references on the subject, Patrick Tonnard & Alexis Verpaele, and their team. ISAPS provides this unique opportunity for technical, scientific, and cultural improvement with world-class plastic surgeons."

Eduardo Madalosso Zanin

ISAPS Fellow 2022 - Ghent, Belgium