Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie graduated in 1988 from the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He completed his residency in 1994 at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany where he was a Staff Member till 1996. Afterwards, he served as a Fellow in Washington University St.-Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. to improve his laparoscopic skills. Since 1996, he is Urologist in the O.L.V. Hospital in Aalst, Belgium. On December 5 2011, he successfully defended his Ph.D. in the University of Saarland, Homburg-Saar, Germany.
His major urological interests are urological oncology and minimal invasive surgery. He is a pioneer in robotic surgery and started this type of surgery in 2001. He developed different types of robotic surgery. With over 3500 robotic procedures, he has one of the largest experiences in the robotic field. In 2010, Dr. Mottrie founded the O.L.V. Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute (ORSI), a multidisciplinary school of robotic surgery.
Prof. Dr. Mottrie has authored multiple scientific papers and organised several international Congresses and Masterclasses in these fields. He is the Scientific Director of the ERUS-congresses and the Global Congresses on Prostate Cancer (Prosca). Actually, he is the founding president of the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) and the past president of the Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG). He is also founding board member of the Society of Robotic Surgeons (SRS) and is actually its President. He is Guestprofessor in the Universität des Saarlandes Homburg-Saar (Germany), the Global Robotic Institute Florida Hospital (Orlando, USA) and the University of Ghent (Belgium).