Dr. Van Buyten received his Doctorate in Medical Science, Surgery & Obstetrics from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1980. From 1980-1984, he continued his training in Anesthesia & Intensive Care at the University Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium; in Pain Therapy at the University Hospital in Gent; in Neuroanesthesia at CHU Montpellier, France; and in Obstetric Anesthesia at the CHU Pitie-Salpetriere Paris, France. In 1997, he graduated with a specialized degree in Intensive Care Medicine.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Multidisciplinary Pain Center AZ Nikolaas Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Dr. Van Buyten is a prolific international lecturer in the area of Pain Management and an active researcher in the field. He is widely published in many scientific journals & holds memberships in many prestigious scientific societies, including the Belgian Association for Anesthesia-Reanimation, the European Society Regional Anesthesia, the Flemish Pain Society for Anesthesiologists & the International Neuromodulation Society.