Guy G. De Backer, MD, PhD, eFESC, eFACC
Honorary Professor of Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Guy De Backer graduated in 1968 as medical doctor at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds special degrees in cardiology and in cardiac rehabilitation and he was awarded with an additional degree in public health. In 1979 he was awarded with a PhD in epidemiology at Ghent University. From 1973 until 1988 he was a permanent research fellow at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium).
From 1988 onwards he was professor of medicine at Ghent University chairing the Department of Public Health from 1989-2009. At the University Hospital in Ghent he has been chairing the Cardiac Rehabilitation centre from 1983-2009 and the Department of Cardiology from 2007-2009. Guy De Backer was a member and the past-chairman of the of the Superior Health Council of Belgium and is a member and the past-president of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.