Research expertise

Dr. Jef Van den Ende was born in 1949. He is married and has three children.

He got his MD degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He specialised in internal medicine at the same university, and in tropical medicine at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He also graduated in piano at the conservatory of Leuven in 1973, and in chamber music at the conservatory of Mechelen in 1988. In 1996 he wrote his PhD on imported malaria at the University of Amsterdam.

He worked as a tropical doctor in Dungu, Zaire, for 6 years. From 1986 until 2000 he headed the policlinic of IMTA. He was appointed lecturer in tropical medicine in 1993. From 2000 to 2003 he was on sabbatical leave in Kigali, Rwanda. Actually he is chief of the department of clinical sciences.

Besides tropical medicine and piano playing, he is active in clinical decision making, artificial intelligence and computer based training.


  • Medical travel risks.
  • The use of paraclinical research, therapy thresholds and algorythm validation in Rwanda.
  • Tuberculous meningits in Ecuador.
  • Fast test kits for malaria in Burkina Faso

Teaching Clinical Medicine

  • Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Decision Making

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