Frank Van Praet

Faculty member Maastricht Mitral Masters

Frank Van Praet With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Frank Van Praet is one of the leading specialists in adult cardiac surgery. He was a pioneer since the very beginning in minimally invasie and robotically assisted cardiac surgery. He has inspired and trained many teams and younger surgeons worldwide. As head of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the OLV Clinic in Aalst, Belgium, he and his team are continuously improving patient care.


  • Endoscopic Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Complex Valve Surgery & Heart Failure