Frans EM MISSOTTEN qualified in Medicine from the "Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix" of Namur and the “Catholic University” of Louvain in 1977.
After qualifying he moved from Belgium to the United Kingdom, where he started training in General Surgery. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1981 and of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1983. During this period he also worked as a research assistant in the head and neck cancer department of Professor Philip M Stell, in Liverpool.
He trained in Plastic Surgery in London, Liverpool and Manchester and in Cosmetic Surgery with Mr. Frederic V Nicolle in London’s Harley Street.
He was accredited as a Plastic Surgeon in 1985.
At the end of 1987 he moved back to Belgium where he started a surgical practice in the “Heilig Hart”-Hospital in Louvain and in the “Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg”.
He now works in Brussels, Chirec, Clinique du Parc Leopold and in Leuven with a private practice in Kessel-Lo, on walking distance from Leuven station.
Since 1994, he is a member of the Belgian recognition committee and he was a “maître de stage” between 2001 and 2004.
He was the president of UEMS, mono-specialist section, from 2000 till 2004 and he represented the Belgian Plastic Surgery in UEMS and EBOPRAS (European Community) until 2008.
He is a full member of the Belgian and Dutch Associations of Plastic Surgeons. He is an honorary member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and an International member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
He was the President of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery (RBSPS) from 2013 till 2015, and he remains on the RBSPS-board as past-president.
At present he represents Belgium in ICOPLAST, "the international confederation of plastic surgery".