BAST is looking for the best trainers in Belgium and we need your help! For the fifth time, we are organising the Silver Scalpel Awards. The award aims at nominating those trainers you wish to thank for their continuous efforts in helping you become the surgeon you want to be.

Who is the teacher that stands out in the crowd of trainers you have crossed along the way?  Who makes you enthusiastic about your job and has helped you become a better doctor, surgeon and/or person?

Let us know by filling in the voting form and don’t forget to write us a short motivation on  why you think he/she deserves this award.



1st place: prof. dr. Marc Miserez, UZ Leuven

2nd place: dr. Jan Mathei – dr. Pieter Ceulemans, Mariaziekenhuis

Noord-Limburg, Pelt

3rd place: dr. Patrick Philippart, Centre Hospitalier Epicura, Ath




Silver Scalpel Award Alumni:

  • 2018:
    • 1st place: dr. Jan Lamote, UZ Brussel, Jette
    • 2nd place: dr. Barbara Defoort, AZ Maria Middelares, Gent
    • 3rd place: dr. Franky Vansteenkiste, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk (2nd time winner)
  •  2017:
    • 1st place: dr. Marian Vanhoeij, UZ Brussel, Jette
    • 2nd place: dr. Frank Van Thielen, ZNA Jan Palfijn, Antwerpen
    • 3rd place: dr. Dirk Vervloessem, ZNA Middelheim, Antwerpen
  • 2016: Dr. Guido Vangertruyden, Jessa Ziekenhuis, Hasselt
  • 2015: Dr. Franky Vansteenkiste, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk