Ben Sprangers graduated magna cum laude as medical doctor in 2001 (KU Leuven, Belgium) after which he started his training in internal medicine. He performed his PhD research in the laboratory of experimental transplantation. In 2008-2009, he was a postdoctoral clinical fellow at the Columbia Center for Glomerular Diseases (Professor Jerry Appel) and from 2010-2012 he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (Professor Megan Sykes). In July 2012, he was appointed clinical staff member in the department of nephrology and is currently associated professor at the University of Leuven, clinical investigator in the laboratory of molecular immunology and co-director at IVAP, all at KU Leuven.
He was one of the founders of the Flemish Collaborative Group for Glomerulonephritis.
I consider the FCGG Database as an important scientific accomplishment and a great source of information for future research. I am involved in guideline development with nephrology (KDIGO and IKMG). Besides an MD and PhD, I hold an MPH (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and an executive MBA (TRIUM EMBA).