Pr. Richard ASSAKER

Professor in Neurosurgery

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 66 23

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Professor of Neurosurgery
Born 24/03/1958, Belgian



Medical Doctor Graduation, Liège Medical University, Belgian

Neurosurgical Qualification, French Curriculum Lille University, CHRU Lille

PhD Thesis, University Lille 2, Option Biotechnology

Professor of Neurosurgery

Qualification for Research Direction (HDR)

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)
  • 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.