Dr. Laurent Goubau, M.D.

Laurent Goubau, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and foremost specialised in sports injuries and degenerative diseases of the Foot and Ankle.

Dr. Laurent Goubau joined the Foot and Ankle Institute in 2017, where he's an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He is integrally involved in the teaching of residents and Belgian podiatry students. Prior to his tenure at the Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Laurent Goubau was a Foot and Ankle surgeon fellow at several internationally renowned foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons.

In Switzerland he worked together with prof dr Beat Hintermann and prof dr Markus Knupp, focussing on hindfoot pathology and total ankle joint replacements. In the United Kingdom, he was a fellow with Mr. Anthony Sakellariou and Matthew Solan whit whom he collaborated and from whom he learned how to address heel pain and complex ankle fractures.

Dr. Laurent Goubau has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and gained knowledge in this matter with the help of Dr. Mariano De Prado and Dr. Eduard Rabat.

He was a fellow with Dr. Selene Parekh, Dr. Mark Easley, Dr. James Nunley II, and Dr. James de Orio at Duke University. Thanks to this outstanding team of foot and ankle specialists from North Carolina he's got introduced to a myriad of ankle prosthesis in order to treat ankle osteoarthritis.

Prof.Dr. Timothy Daniels, associate professor at the University of Toronto was a great mentor in teaching the pearls and pitfalls when performing a total ankle prosthesis.

A graduate of the Louvain Catholic University School of Medicine, Dr. Laurent Goubau completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Gent and regional Hospitals in Antwerp.

Dr. Laurent Goubau is an avid sailor. He is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of two lovely kids.

Dr. Laurent Goubau is a member of the Belgian Foot and Ankle Society (BFAS) where he's president-elect for 2023-2024

2002 Graduate Koninklijke Atheneum, Voskenslaan Ghent, Belgium

2010 Docteur en médecine, Université Catholique de Louvain (U.C.L.), Bruxelles, Belgium

2016 Orthopaedic surgeon and traumatologist, Gent University Hospital, Belgium

2016 Fellowship Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann, Kantonsspital baselland, Basel, Switzerland

2016 Fellowship Dr. Anthony Sakellariou,Frimley park Hospital, England

2017 Fellowship Dr. Eduardo Rabat, Hopital Quiron, Barcelona, Spain

2017 Fellowship Dr. Mariano De Prado, Murcia, Spain

2017 Fellowship A and R Villadot, Barcelona, Spain

2017 Fellowship Dr. S. G. Parekh, Dr. J. Nunley II, Dr. M. Easley, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A.

2017 Fellowship Dr. Timothy Daniels, st-Michael’s hospital, Toronto, Canada


Haute école Leonard de Vinci - Parnasse - ISEI, Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 84, 1200 Woluwé-st-Lambert

Faculté des sciences de la motricité - FSM, Université Catholique de Louvain

National Society Memberships

Belgische vereniging voor orthopedie en Traumatologie

Specialty Society Memberships

Belgian Foot and Ankle Society

European Foot and Ankle Society

2014 BVOT Congres Antwerp - Best resident paper award

2014 Journal of Hand Surgery European volume - Top 10 most downloaded papers

Anatomical: Foot and Ankle

Treatment: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Bunions, Flat foot, Total ankle replacement

Research and Clinical Interests: Emerging technologies, Product development, Education of residents, Foot and ankle sports disorders, Hallux valgus/bunion treatments, Foot and ankle joint replacement, Foot and ankle arthroscopy, Achilles tendon disorders, Posterior tibial tendon disorders, Complex foot and ankle reconstructions