We are very sad to inform you that Dr. Nicolas Duchateau passed away last week, barely 30 years old.

Nicolas was a very talented surgical resident who has been fighting a terrible disease for a decade. He fought a battle he couldn’t win but he did it with incredible determination and dignity, chasing his dream to become a surgeon. 

Just like everybody who knew him we will stay inspired by his courage in adversity, his positivity and the way he embraced life. For him the glass was always half full. 

We wish his wife, his parents and his sisters a lot of strength.


Obituary Nicolas


For the RBSS board,

Charles de Gheldere MD FEBS, president RBSS
Dirk Ysebaert, MD PhD, secretary general RBSS

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