chairman-elect of the ESHRE Special Interest Groups
Willem Ombelet started his career researching infertility and IVF in 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa. In 1998, he obtained his PhD degree at the University of Leuven on ‘The value of sperm morphology and other semen parameters in diagnosis and treatment of human subfertility. He became the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Genk, in 1999. From 2001 until 2004 he was the President of the Belgian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Willem Ombelet (co-) authored 180 international peer-reviewed articles and was a (co-)-editor of 21 books. He received 2 international awards.
Dr Ombelet is the founder of the Genk Institute for Fertility Technology and the Walking Egg non-profit organization.
He is the past-coordinator of the ESHRE Special Interest Groups on “Global and socio-cultural aspects of infertility” and “Andrology”. He is the editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal “Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn”.
He is the chairman-elect of the ESHRE Special Interest Groups.