Silver Scalpel Award

The Silver Scalpel Award is given annually to a Belgian surgeon who has been voted the best teacher that year by the Belgian surgical trainees. The trophy is awarded at the Belgian Surgical Week after an exciting vote via this website. Each BAST member is entitled to one vote per year to hopefully showcase their favorite surgical trainer with a trophy to be proud of.


The 2024 BAST Silver Scalpel Award

1st Place – Dr. Kjell Fierens, AZ Sint Lucas Gent

2nd Place – Dr. Frank Van Sprundel, ZNA Cadix

3rd Place – Dr. Filip Vanrykel, AS Sint-Blasius ziekenhuis Dendermonde

BAST Silver Scalpel Award – Hall of Fame

2022 – Prof. Dr. D. Ysebaert, UZ Antwerpen
2021 – Dr. Els Van Dessel, GZA ziekenhuizen, Antwerpen
2020 – No elections due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 – Prof. Dr. Marc Miserez, UZ Leuven
2018 – Prof. Dr. Jan Lamote, UZ Brussel (Emeritus 2019)
2017 – Prof. Dr. Marian Vanhoeij, UZ Brussel
2016 – Dr. Guido Vangertruyden, Jessa Ziekenhuis, Hasselt
2015 – Dr. Franky Vansteenkiste, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk

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