Philip Poortmans MD PhD
In 1986 I completed my medical studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. I was trained as a radiation oncologist at the Middelheim and Vincentius Hospitals in Antwerp.
In 1991 I started as a radiation oncologist in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After chairing for 2.5 years the department of radiation oncology of the Radboud umc, Nijmegen, I took the same position at Institut Curie, Paris, France, in March 2017, which I left in November 2019. On the 150th birthdate of Marie Curie I was nominated Marie Curie Professor Paris Science & Lettres – Institut Curie. In April 2020 I started a part-time medical advisory function for Sordina IORT Technologies spa. In July 2020, I started as radiation oncologist at Iridium Netwerk. Since October 2020, I am associate professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Special interests: breast cancer, FLASH radiation therapy, IOeRT, malignant lymphoma and rare tumours.
In 2005: PhD thesis on quality assurance in clinical trials in breast cancer at the University of Maastricht.
Since 1992 active in the EORTC, currently member of the Lymphoma and Breast Groups; secretary Radiation Oncology Group (2006-2015); Quality Assurance Committee of the EORTC (2003-2015).
2005 – 2008: councillor of the board of ESTRO.
2007 – 2010: representative for radiation oncology in the Multidisciplinary Oncology Committee of ESMO.
2013-2014: President-Elect, 2014-2016 President and 2016-2018 Past-President of ESTRO.
2016 – 2017: Chair of the ECCO Oncopolicy Committee.
2017: President-Elect, 2018-2019 President and 2020 Past-President of ECCO.
ESTRO School of Radiotherapy and Oncology (currently):
– Course director of the teaching courses “Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer” and “Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation”;
– Liaison person for the multidisciplinary courses;
On top, I contributed to numerous book chapters and co-edited 2 books.
Honorary membership of BVRO/ABRO since 2012, of ESSO since 2014, of SEOR since 2015, of AROI from 2016, of BIGOSA from 2016 and of JASTRO from 2017 on. 2011 and 2012 nominated as “Toparts” (Outstanding doctor) by the Dutch radiation oncologists. In 2016, I gave the Cridlan lecture during the meeting of the Association of Breast Surgery in Manchester, UK. I received the Jens Overgaard Award from ESTRO in 2019 and the Klaas Breur Award from ESTRO in 2020. On 17 March 2021, I received the St.Gallen Breast Cancer Award.