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Moshe Kon, MD, PhD

Moshe Kon was born in Amsterdam on the 14th of May, 1949. He studied Medicine in Amsterdam and got his M.D. in 1974. After one year of training in Pathology he entered a Surgery residency where he trained from 1975 to 1979. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis about Perichondrial Transplantation and defended his thesis on the 17th of May 1979. He was trained in Plastic Surgery at the Free University Hospital in Amsterdam and was Board Certified on April 1st, 1982.

From 1983 till 1985 he worked as a Plastic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon in the Department of Plastic Surgery of the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva after being Board Certified in Israel on March 11, 1983.

From 1985 till 1986 he was a Deputy Chief in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit of the Chaïm Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

He returned in 1986 to the Netherlands to become a member of the staff in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery of the Academic Hospital Utrecht (present name University Medical Center Utrecht).

In 1990 he became Deputy Chief and in 1991 he was appointed Professor and Head of this department. His main interest is reconstruction of congenital (microtia) and acquired ear deformities.
He has authored/co-authored more then one hundred and sixty peer reviewed papers and has mentored 11 Ph.D. theses.

Besides being a member of many National and International Organizations, he is president of the Jewish National Fund in the Netherlands, Secretary General of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) and Head of the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory in Utrecht. The latter has a sister lab collaboration with the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories (Head: John H. Barker) at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, where he has held a Clinical Professorship position from 2002.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the University Medical Center Utrecht has a staff of 9 Plastic Surgeons, 5 Residents in training and 1 Research fellow. The staff is employed in the Academic Hospital Utrecht, the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and the Central Military Hospital.

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