Prof Brigitte Velkeniers honored Baroness by King Philippe of Belgium

Professor Brigitte Velkeniers (Brussels, Belgium) has received the title of Baroness from King Philippe of Belgium for her contribution to medicine and her role as the first female chair of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. 

The honours were bestowed to just 10 individuals to commemorate the Belgian National Day, celebrated on 21 July 2022.


Professor Velkeniers retired recently as Head of Department of Internal Medicine at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) but remains active as a clinical consultant at the VUB University Hospital. She is the President of the Belgian Endocrine Society and a member of ECAS.

Her official title is now Professor Dr Brigitte Baroness Velkeniers-Hoebanckx.