Jan Bosteels obtained his MD Magna cum Laude at the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1987. From 1987 till 1992 he was trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven. He has worked as a staff member at the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1992. His fields of interest are reproductive medicine and endoscopic surgery. Since 2001 he is a also board member of the Flemish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; at present he is the President of the society until 2016. And he is a part-time scientific collaborator at CEBAM, the Belgian Branch of the Dutch Cochrane Centre. Besides being a Cochrane author he is actively involved in teaching evidence-based medicine. He is external validator for the KCE, the Belgian equivalent of NICE. Since 2012 he is Associate-Editor of Gynaecological Surgery, the peer-reviewed journal of the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE).