Aad Dhollander studied physiotherapy (PT, 2002) and afterwards medicine (MD, 2009) at the Ghent University. In 2009, he began his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Ghent Universtiy Hospital (Heads of the Department: Prof. Dr. Jan Victor and Prof Dr Rene Verdonk). After his training, he did an one-year fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario, Canada. He has now a postion as knee surgeon in AZ Klina, Brasschaat, Belgium. His clinical and research interests focus on knee surgery and sports traumatology. He finished his PhD under supervision of Professor Dr. G. Verbruggen involving basic research focusing on metabolic characteristics of different connective tissue cell types and clinical research focusing on the outcome of several cartilage repair strategies. Aad Dhollander is a member of various scientific societies, such as the ICRS since 2010.