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Clinical Neurology

Steven Laureys MD PhD FEAN is an award-winning neurologist and neuroscientist, recognised worldwide as a leading clinician & researcher in the field of the neurology of consciousness & recovery after severe brain injury & concussion.

He is head of the Centre Cerveau (Brain Clinic) at the Liège University Hospital in Belgium, founder of the ‘Coma

Science Group’, director of the GIGA Consciousness Research Unit at Liège University & Professor at CERVO Brain Centre, Laval University, Canada.

Prof. Dr. Laureys has received awards from the European Academy of Neurology, European Academy of Sciences, German Max Planck Society and US Society of Cognitive Neuroscience. He has published over 500 scientific articles on brain plasticity, neuroimaging and the workings of the human mind. He is co-founder of Mind Care International Foundation.

University qualifications

  • Medical Doctor (1993) VUB Brussels University

  • Master in Science (1997) Medical & Pharmaceutical Research, VUB Brussels University

  • Qualified in Neurology (1998) Belgian Ministry of Health

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (2000) Liège University 

  • Qualified in End-of-life Medicine & Palliative Care (2004) U Libre de Bruxelles, U Liège,  U Catholique de Louvain

  • Agrégation de l’enseignement supérieur (2007, Habilitation), Liège University

  • Clinical Professor (2007) University & University Hospital of Liège

Professional Memberships (selection)

  • Founder & Past-Chair, World Federation of Neurology Applied Research Group on Coma (2012-)

  • Founder & Past-Chair, European Academy of Neurology Subcommittee Disorders of Consciousness (2008-),

  • Board of Governors, International Brain Injury Association (2010-)

  • Association Scientific Study of Consciousness (Member 2003-, Board of Directors 2009-2012, President 2016)

  • Elected fellow of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine (2018-)

Expertscape Ranking (Second Opinion 


  • Expertscape, an organization that ranks medical experts, has Prof. dr. Laureys ranked as a world-leading neurologist for the past 10 years.

  • He is listed as a leading physician in the following areas of expertise:


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For consultation appointments at "Centre Cerveau" Liège University Hospital

(French-speaking, for patients with Belgian social security)

call : 04 323 23 23‬

For consultation appointments at TRAIN'M Neuro Rehabilitation Center Antwerp

call : +32 3 283 02 23

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Thank you for stating the reason for reaching out: second-opinion after coma, information on disorder of consciousness, concussion or other.

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