Marc Balligand

DMedVet, DScVet, Cert SAO, DipECVS

-Belgian, male, born in Namur, Belgium, 02/08/1956,
-Married with Magda Grauwels, DMV, MS, Dip ECVO, father of Elie, Sarah, Erica and David
-Graduated DrMedVet in july 1980, with “Magna Laude”, Major of Promotion, University of Liege (ULg), Belgium
-1980-81: active military service in the Mounted Police of Brussels (Medical Service, Veterinary Section, Belgian Army).
-1981-Present: successively Captain, Major and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Medical Service, veterinary section, Belgian Army (Reserve)
-1982-1983: Research fellowship at the Veterinary School and Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
-1983- 1990: Assistant Professor in CA surgery, ULg, Belgium
-1986: Certificate in SA Orthopaedics, London, RCVS, UK.
-1988: PhD thesis “Ground reactions forces in the walking dog”, ULg, Belgium
-1991-2001: Associate Professor of general surgery and CA surgery, ULg, Belgium.
-1991- Head of the SA surgery Service
-1991-presently: Head of the SA surgery service, Fac Med vet, ULg
-1993: Charter member of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS)
-1994: Diplomate of ECVS
-1995-1998: member (chair in 1998) of the ECVS examination committee
-1999-2001: successively President elect, President, Chair of the Board, ECVS.
-2001-2003: Professor of general surgery and CA surgery, ULg, Belgium.
-2001-2007: President of the Clinical Sciences Department (all species), ULg, Belgium
-2003: Full Professor of general surgery and orthopedic surgery, ULg, Belgium.
-2005-presently: President of the “Centre Interfacultaire des Biomatériaux”, ULg, Belgium
-Ongoing research activities on fracture aetiology, fracture treatment, joint biomechanics, OA.