Doctor van Renterghem graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven as a doctor of medicine, surgery and obstetrics in 1987. He then trained as a urologist at the University Hospital of the Catholic University of Leuven, Saint Martin’s Hospital in Kortrijk and the University Hospital of St. Radboud, which belongs to the Catholic University of Nijmegen.
Alongside general urology, he has also covered research into andrology and impotence and urological prosthetic surgery.
Professor Doctor Van Renterghem is a member of the Belgian Urology Association (BVU) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU), and a Full member of the EORTC. He is a member of the Urology Approval Board.
Professor Doctor Van Renterghem is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Sexual Medicin (ESSM), European Society of Genito Urinary Reconstructive Surgery (ESGURS). He is also a professor at the Hasselt University faculty of medicine and a consultant urologist at the University Hospitals in Leuven.
Professor Doctor Van Renterghem obtained his PhD on 02/04/2009 with a thesis entitled “The clinical value of TURP in patients with elevated or rising PSA”. He took his doctoral degree at Maastricht University under the supervision of Prof. Van Kerrebroeck. His fields of interest are, on the one hand, research into prostate pathologies with particular attention to PSA, and on the other hand research into the corpus cavernosum (erectile tissue in the penis) with regard to erectile dysfunction issues.