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Prof. Richard Assaker

Professor in Neurosurgery, University Lille 2

Professor at University Lille 2
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro
Pôle de Neurochirurgie
Rue du Pr Emile Laine
59037 LILLE Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)3 20 44 65 54
FAX: +33 (0)3 20 44 6623

Email : richard.assaker@chru-lille.fr

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Prof. Richard Assaker, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Born 24/03/1958, Belgian


  • July 1983: Medical Doctor Graduation, Liège Medical University, Belgian
  • 1991: Neurosurgical Qualificatio. French Curriculum Lille University, CHRU Lille
  • April 2001: PhD Thesis, University Lille 2, Option Biotechnology
  • Nov 2011: Qualification for Research Direction (HDR)
  • 2002: Professor of Neurosurgery

National & International Activities

  • President of the French-speaking Neurosurgical Spine Society (SFNCR)
  • Former president of the French Spine Surgery Society (SFCR) (06/2011-06/2012)
  • Member of the Board of the French Surgical Spine Society
  • Former Member of the Board of the Spine Committee at EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies)
  • Member of the Board of the French Neurosurgical Society
  • President of the Spine Section
  • Member of the Spine Societies of Europe (EuroSpine)
  • Board Member of the Educational Committee of EuroSpine (Chairman of the review committee)
  • Member of the French-speaking Neurosurgical Society
  • Member of the IGASS (International Group of Advancement in Spinal Science)

National & International Activities

  • Medical School Teaching
  • Teaching the Neurology and Neurosurgery certificate at the Medical School of Lille 1
  • Teaching the Neurology and Neurosurgery certificate at the Medical School of Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille, University Lille 2
  • Teaching in the "University Diploma" of NeuroOncology
  • Teaching in the "University Diploma" of GeneralOncology
  • Teaching in the "University Diploma" of Pain Managment
  • Teaching Neurosurgery in different nursing and OR schools
  • National Neurosurgical teaching for Neurosurgery Fellowship
  • Post-University Medical Education Teacher
  • European Instructor for Spine Surgery
  • Faculty Member and Instructor of the World Spine Society
  • Organizer of Spinal Course Workshop for European Spine Surgeons (4 courses/year)

Research Activities

  • Designer and Conceptor of Surgical Spinal Instrumentation (World Wide Used)
  • The APOFIXTM (Medtronic SOfamor Danek). Laminar Hook Instrumentation
  • The CENTAURTM (Mectronic Sofamor Danek). Anterior Thoracolumbar Plating
  • The ZEPHIRTM (MEdtronic Sofamor Danek). Anterior Cervical Plating System.More than 25000 surgery have been performed using this instrumentation.
  • The TeCorp TM 2002 (Scientix). A vertebral body replacement implant.More than 14 patents belong to these instrumentation.