Philippe Heerinckx, MD, MS, CEDE

  • Emergency Physician, AZ Maria Middelares Hospital, Belgium

Be humble. Provide psychological safety. Be mindful.

Dr. Philippe Heerinckx, on leadership tips

Dr. Philippe Heerinckx graduated as a medical doctor in 2001 at the University of Leuven (Belgium), and received his master degree in Emergency Medicine in 2010. During his training, he was a resident in the University hospital of Leuven (Belgium), the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hospital in Aalst (Belgium) and the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received a master degree in Disaster Management in 2008 and a master degree in Hospital Management and Healthcare Policy in 2012, both at the University of Leuven.

Dr. Heerinckx was head of the Emergency Department of the AZ Delta Hospital in Roeselare, Belgium from 2012 to 2015. He is currently working as an emergency physician in the AZ Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent, Belgium.

Dr. Heerinckx is also working as an independent consultant for improving clinical operations in both the Emergency Department and hospital-wide. He is a medical advisor for Auriex, a company providing medical-tactical training to police and armed forces.

Dr. Heerinckx entered his first IEDLI course in Leuven in 2012, and followed the subsequent IEDLI advanced, certification and refresher courses in Florence, Berlin and Barcelona and Amsterdam. He was a mentor in the CEDE certification course in Amsterdam.

Dr. Heerinckx’s special interests are value-based healthcare, patient flow management, teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, negotiations, change management, and improvement processes.