• 1985 SPECIA Laureate U.I.A. [University of Antwerp] Surgery Department
  • 1992 Bayer Scholarship of the Belgian Neurosurgery Association 1992
  • 1992 European Association of Neurosurgical Societies; Upjohn's Research Prize 1992
  • 1994 Beniamino Guidetti Award (Italian Scientific Neurosurgery Association)
  • 1997 Doctorate in Medical Sciences
  • 1996-2001 Accredited physician
  • “Reviewer of the month” October 2018, European Spine Journal