CHU Brugmann

The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann is a general public hospital belonging to the City of Brussels, the Commune of Schaerbeek and their respective public social welfare centres. As an integral part of the IRIS network, it’s affiliated to the two Brussels medical faculties (ULB and VUB) and forms, on the Horta site, a hospital grouping (OSIRIS) with the Queen Fabiola University Children’s Hospital (HUDERF). The hospital is also a member of the CHU of Brussels with the HUDERF, the Jules Bordet Institute and the CHU Saint-Pierre. Together, these institutions work to offer quality, innovative and close care to their patients.

Located in the northern part of the Brussels-Capital Region, the Brugmann University Hospital has a rich range of hospitals (three complementary sites) and a specific architecture that is constantly evolving. It provides the full range of adult care, with the exception of neurosurgery, radiotherapy and organ transplants.

As a public hospital with a strong social personality, CHU Brugmann works to preserve patients’ access to the best care, without discrimination based on their origin, convictions, social or economic situation.

As a hospital with a resolutely university character, the CHU Brugmann is both a crucible for research (first producer of scientific articles in the IRIS network) and a training centre for the health professions. In particular, in collaboration with the French and Dutch-speaking medical faculties and universities, it hosts some 20 postgraduate programmes for specialist doctors and numerous training courses for nurses, midwives and paramedics.

The Brugmann University Hospital also has several supra-regional reference centres: treatment of addictions, physiology and treatment of sleep apnea, retinology and rehabilitation of patients with low vision, cardiac electrophysiology, surgery for congenital heart defects, foetal medicine and surgery, screening and treatment of osteoporosis, immuno-allergology, safety of blood transfusion, etc.
In addition, it organizes innovative multidisciplinary care for frequent diseases: high-risk pregnancies, heart disease, atheromatosis, diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, cancers, somatic and cognitive disorders of senescence, rehabilitation of strokes and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Jacques Jani

Jacques Jani has followed his medical studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles during 7 years and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same university for another 5 years, of which one year spend in Paris.

Subsequently, he carried on his PhD on fetal surgery of congenital diaphragmatic hernia at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven for another 4 years.

Finally, he ended his training for another 2 years by Professor Nicolaïdes at the King’s College Hospital in London.

At 36 years, Jacques Jani returned to Belgium to be appointed since February 2008 as chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Brugmann, in Brussels and Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Specialised in fetal therapy and more particularly in fetal surgery, Jacques Jani carries on his passion in his job by teaching in his department as well as abroad and conducting research in different fields of fetal medicine.

Dominique Badr, MD

Dominique Badr is a graduate of the “Lebanese University” in Beirut, where he followed his undergraduate studies during 7 years, and obtained his specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 5 years later. He thereafter continued his subspecialty in foetal and maternal medicine at CHU Brugmann, “Université Libres de Bruxelles” in Belgium for 2 years.


Dr. Badr gained a diploma in foetal medicine and a diploma in gynaecological and obstetrical ultrasound from “Université Paris-Sud”, a diploma in pregnancy and maternal diseases from “Université Paris Diderot”, and a diploma in advanced laparoscopy in Gynaecology from the “Centre International de Coelioscopie Endoscopique- Clermont-Ferrand, France”. He also has multiple publications in the above mentioned domains.


Currently, Dr. Badr is a practitioner in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at CHU Brugmann. He manages a wide range of maternal and foetal high risk conditions. He is passionate about foetal medicine and therapy. His clinical and research interests include all aspects of these 2 fields.

Teresa Cos, MD

Dr Teresa Cos has followed her medical studies in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Central University, Hospital Clinico Provincial from 1977 till 1983. She completed then her specialty in Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Montpellier, France in 1988. She thereafter gained her subspecialty in antenatal diagnosis and foetal medicine in 1991. Afterwards, she started practicing in this field: in Barcelona, Spain until 1994 (Dexeus Institute), then in Rome, Italy during 4 years (Ospedale Fatebene fratelli) and then in Brussels since 1998 (Brugmann University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Erasme Hospital, ULB, then Brugmann University Hospital since January 2009, with Pr. Jacques Jani).

Dr Cos is currently the head of department of Foetal Medicine in Brugmann University Hospital. She has actively participated in several international congresses and has multiple publications in the field of diagnostic ultrasound, notably in 3D ultrasound. She is also a professor in foetal ultrasound in Belgium and Spain and she has been responsible for the training of sonographers and specialists for many years.

Teresa Cos is a referral foetal medicine specialist in Brussels with an experience of more than 30 years in this domain. Her research interests include the improvement of the 3D/4D ultrasound diagnostic performance.

Xin Kang, MD, PhD

Dr Xin Kang has followed her medical studies and her master studies in Gynecology and Obstetrics in Brussels, Belgium, Université Libre de Bruxelles from 2008 to 2014. Since 2014, she worked as a consultant doctor in obstetrics and fetal medicine in University Hospital Brugmann, Brussels. She became Deputy head of department in April 2020.

From 2014-2019, she obtained the inter-university Diploma in Fetal medicine, Paris Descartes, and the inter-university Diploma in Dysmorphology, Paris Diderot. In 2019, she obtained her PhD degree with an original thesis on Perinatal Virtual Autopsy. She has actively participated in several congresses and has multiple publication in the field of prenatal and fetal postmortem imaging (MRI, Ultrasound, etc).