1. Current Status, Position
Prof. Dr. Constantinus Politis is currently Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Leuven University Hospitals and Head of the Research Group OMFS-IMPATH at KULeuven.
Prof. Dr. Constantinus Politis graduated at the Catholic University of Leuven in medicine (MD, summa cum laude), in dentistry (DDS, magna cum laude). He specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Catholic University of Leuven. Postgraduate training was additionally followed in Arnhem (Stoelinga), Aachen (Koberg), Copenhagen (Pindborg), Göteborg (Bränemark) and San Francisco (Marx). He also holds a master degree in management (MM) from the Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Hasselt and a master degree in Hospital Management (MHM) from the Catholic University of Leuven. He became a recognition as medical specialist in management of health care data.
3. Research Area
His professional field of interest is in orthognathic and orthodontic surgery and trigeminal nerve dysfunction. Clinical research projects include prevention and repair of iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury, transplantation of teeth and orthognathic surgery. He has been granted membership of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
4. Conflict of interest