Dr. Benjamin De Becker | Cardiologie and Electrophysiology | Best Researcher Award

AZ Sint Jan, Belgium

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Benjamin De Becker embarked on his academic journey at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Medicine from 2006 to 2013. During this period, he also engaged in clinical research, focusing on the effects of acute diesel exhaust on pulmonary hemodynamics, earning him the highest distinctions and congratulations from the jury.

Professional Endeavors:

Following his medical education, He pursued a Master's in Internal Medicine from 2013 to 2016 and a subsequent Master's in Cardiology from 2016 to 2021 within the ULB hospitals network. His commitment to cardiology continued with a Fellowship in Electrophysiology and pacing at AZ Sint Jan Brugge from 2021 till the present, demonstrating a dedicated focus on specialized areas within the field.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research has been prolific, with a current focus on electrophysiology. From 2017 to 2021, his research delved into hypouricemia and cardiovascular outcomes, exploring aspects such as endothelial function, arterial stiffness, and oxidative stress. Supported by various grants, including those from FNRS, Fonds Erasme, and Fondations Roi Baudouin, his work has made substantial contributions to understanding the connections between uric acid levels and cardiovascular health.

Accolades and Recognition:

The numerous awards and grants received by Dr. De Becker underscore his excellence in the field. Noteworthy mentions include the Best Poster Presentation at BHRM 2023, the Chapman Award in 2021, and multiple grants from prestigious institutions like FNRS and Fonds pour la chirurgie cardiaque.

Impact and Influence:

With an impressive citation index of 289 in Scopus/Web of Science/PubMed, His work has left a significant impact on the academic community. His research, publications, and awards collectively demonstrate his influence within the realm of cardiology and electrophysiology.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His journey is marked by a commitment to research excellence, evident in his ongoing projects, publications, and academic achievements. His legacy is one of dedication to advancing knowledge in cardiology, and his future contributions are eagerly anticipated, particularly as he pursues a Ph.D. with an expected thesis completion in 2022. As a Doctor in Cardiology specializing in Electrophysiology, his expertise promises continued positive contributions to the field.


A total of  289 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            289
  • h-index              7
  • i10-index           23

Notable Publications 

Interaction between left bundle branch area pacing lead and defibrillator lead: A case report
François, C., De Becker, B., De Smet, M., ...Tavernier, R., le Polain de Waroux, J.-B

Esophageal Ulceration in a Large Contemporary Patient Cohort Undergoing Radiofrequency PVI With Maximal Preventive Measures
De Smet, M.A.J., Wielandts, J.-Y., De Becker, B., ...Knecht, S., Duytschaever, M

No Effect of Continued Antiarrhythmic Drug Treatment on Top of Optimized Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the POWDER-AF2 Trial
Demolder, A., O'Neill, L., El Haddad, M., ...Tavernier, R., Duytschaever, M.

Impact of Catheter Ablation on Arrhythmia Burden in Patients With Shock-Resistant Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
O'Neill, L., Almorad, A., El Haddad, M., ...Duytschaever, M., Knecht, S.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy using conduction system pacing after double-switch surgery for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries: a case report
De Becker, B., O'neill, L., Pierard, S., Le Polain De Waroux, J.-B.

Very High-Power Ablation for Contiguous Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Results From the Randomized POWER PLUS Trial
O'Neill, L., El Haddad, M., Berte, B., ...Knecht, S., Duytschaever, M.

Septal coronary vein infringement during LBBAP
O’Neill, L., Gillis, K., Wielandts, J.-Y., ...Tavernier, R., Le Polain De Waroux, J.-B.

Evaluation of a standardized approach using optimized and contiguous RF applications for electrical isolation of the superior vena cava
Hilfiker, G., De Becker, B., Haddad, M.E., ...Duytschaever, M., Knecht, S.

Catheter Ablation of Persistent AF—Where are We Now?
O’Neill, L., De Becker, B., De Smet, M.A.J., ...Duytschaever, M., Knecht, S

Severe coronary spasm occurring remotely from pulsed field application during right inferior pulmonary vein isolation
De Becker, B., Francois, C., De Smet, M., ...Duytschaever, M., Knecht, S.


Benjamin De Becker | Cardiologie and Electrophysiology | Best Researcher Award

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