Dr Corinne Becker – Lymphoedema Center

Dr. Corinne Becker – Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Corinne Becker, lymph node transplant surgeonClick here to download Dr. Becker’s full resume (PDF)

Education

  • Secondary education – Baccalaureate 1972
  • Diploma of doctor in medicine in june 1979. High distinction.
  • Examination in surgery (1979) : 18/20 E.C.F.M.G   1979
  • Licence of general surgery at the Brussels University (ULB) 1979-1985
  • Diploma of surgery : acknowledgement April 1986
  • Licence of hand   surgery, orthopedy   microsurgery, plastic surgery at  the C.H.R of Nancy (Professors Michon , Merle).
  • 1983 – 1984: the institut de la main, Paris  (Professors Tubiana and Gilbert, Paris).
  • 1985 – 1987  : Certificate of microsurgery : Munich 1983
  • University diploma of microsurgical techniques  :  Paris June 1986
  • Licence of plastic and reconstructive surgery, burned surgery, microsurgery at  the university hospital of Bogenhausen – Munchen (Professor Muhlbauer). 1984 – 1985
  • Certificate of plastic and aesthetic surgery :  Barcelone 1982
  • University diploma of anatomy:  Thesis 1986-1992
    • thesis on lymphatic flaps (donor sites) in June and October 1986 (inguinal and cervical    flaps).
    • thesis of the ulnaris flap
    • thesis of the external malleolar flap
    • thesis on the lymphatic nodes transplantation

Board of plastic surgery (France)

Titles & Memberships

  • Associate professor at the Marie-Curie University  (flap courses )
  • Associate professor at  Paris VI University (DU Phlebology)
  • Member of the French Academy of surgery
  • Member of the French Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the G.E.M. ( ‘Groupe d’Etude de la Main’- European Hand and Microsurgery  Group)
  • Member of the G.A.M. (‘Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie’ – Advanced Microsurgery Group )
  • Member of the Société Anatomique de Paris (Anatomical Society of Paris)
  • Member of the vascular society of Argentina
  • Member of the Argentinian Society of Hand Surgery
  • Honorary professor of the Argentinian Society of Phlebology
  • Member of the Brazilian Society of Hand surgery
  • Member of the Brazilian Society of Microsurgery
  • Member of the Portuguese Society of Microsurgery
  • Member of the European Society of Lymphology
  • Member of the Sloven Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the I.S.E.L. (International Society of Lymphology)
  • President of G.A.M. (‘Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie’ ) in 2006

Current Professional Activities

  • Member of the Institut Français de la Main, Paris
  • Member of Oncology, Clinic Hartmann, Paris
  • Assistant at the European University Hospital Georges-Pompidou, Paris
  • Invited professor at the NYU and NY Infirmary Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Development of a unit for lymphedema treatment  in Paris  and NY
  • Microsurgery, aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Occupational History

Since 2000 Invited Professor in over 20 countries, performing
  •   Operations on lymphedema
  •   Reconstructive surgery
  •   Teaching free nodes transplantations
  •   Humanitarian missions

(See full list of assignments in section Work as an Invited Professor hereunder)

1996-2014 Plastic surgery, microsurgery and lymphatic surgery – in Paris,   France
  •   Since 1996 – Clinique   Jouvenet (Rue Jouvenet, Paris 16)(part time with brussels activity)
  •   plus since 2000 – Hopital Européen Georges Pompidou (Rue Leblanc, Paris 15)
  •   plus since 2004 – Clinique Hartmann (Oncology) (Bvd Victor Hugo,   Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris)
  •   plus since 2013 – American Hospital of Paris (Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris)
1986-2002 Clinical activity in plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery –   in Brussels, Belgium
  •   1986-1988 – Université   Libre de Bruxelles, at Erasmus University Hospital (Anderlecht, Belgium) and  St-Pierre   University Hospital (Rue Haute, Brussels, Belgium)
  •   1986-1997 – Hopital Edith Cavell (1180 Brussels)
  •   1997-2002 – Hopital Universitaire Molière (Brussels, Belgium)(combined with beginning of activity   in Paris, Clinique Jouvenet in 1996 and HEGP after 2000)

 Scientific & Clinical Research

2014-2012 Standford. USA: firalgin and lymphedema treatmentModifications of the adipocytes in lymphedema, genetic and histologic studies.
Department of endocrinology, INSERM (France)
1986-2012 Lymphatic and perforators flaps.
Anatomy, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France)
2006-2014               Study of VGEFC3 after free nodes transfers.
Turku University (Finland)
1986 Study of the   anatomy of the ulnar artery: cutaneous, muscular and osseous vascularisation,   which is dependent to the cubital artery. Description of a new paracubital flap.
Ecole de Chirurgie de Fer à Moulin (Paris)
ULB, Laboratory of Chemistry (Brussels)Study of neurotrophical factors at the medicine and sciences faculty in Paris, (Nerve and muscle regeneration after axonal division in rats treated with isaxonine phosphate.
Dr A Sebille, Hopital St-Antoine (Paris) and Pr G Graff, U.L.B. (Brussels)
1986-1987 Multiple clinical studies on Dupuytren, fingers fractures, burned hands. Comparison   between arthrodesis and the synoviectomies in the rheumatoïd wrists.
Institut Français de la Main (Paris)The toes transplants in congenital hands
Institut Français de la Main (Paris)
1988 The growing   factors of the nerves: Comparaison in different kinds of anastomosis (sutures, fibrinogen glue)
Study of different neurotrophical factors able to improve the reinnervation: isanoxineantagonist of the substance p, the capsaïcine
Neurotrophic factor : n.t.f.s
Laboratory of pathologic biochemistry (professor g. Graff), ULB (Brussels)Study of neurotrophical factors
Dr A Sebille, Hopital St-Antoine (Paris)
1988 Thesis :   Free Nodes Transfers, Inguinal Flap (University Diploma of Anatomy)
Université Paris Descartes, Centre Universitaire des Saint-PèresStudy of   anatomy of the cubital artery: cutaneous, muscular and osseous vascularisation, which is dependent to the cubital artery.
A new paracubital flap.
ULB (Brussels)
1988 Results for treatments on plexitis post radiotherapy
Results for reconstructions of the chest wall after radiotherapy for tumours
Results for reconstructions of the breast with free flaps modified including nodes
Increased muscle regeneration after repair of divided motor nerve with neurotrophic factors containing glue.
Université  Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels)
INSERM (Paris)
1986-1990 Long terms results of nodes tranplantations to treat lymphoedema.results for treatements on plexitis post radiotherapy
Results for reconstructions of the chest wall after radiotherapy for tumors
Results for reconstructions of the breast with free flaps modified including nodes
Results of free nodes transplantations for congenital lymphoedema
Reconstructions of the thoracic wall and lymphoedema
Lymphoedema and plexitis after radiotherapy?
Université Descartes (Paris)

Most Recent Work as an Invited Professor

The following list contains only the most recent work performed abroad as an invited professor. See the full list here.

2014 Conference on lymphedema
Congress of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Buenos Aires, October 2014
2014 Conference on Congenital and Iatrogenic Lymphedema
Brownser University, Fort Lauderdale, 17-18 September
2014 SP conference
Las Vegas, USA, September 2014
2014 Conferences and surgery
Orlando Cancer Institute, 19 June, 6 July
2014 Dissection course on vascularised lymphnodes flaps and lecturesStanford University, 27 March – 2 MayResearch program with fibralgin, Stanford University
Stanford, USA, 27 April- 5 May
2014 Conferences and dissection courses
Breast Meeting Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 4-5 March
2014 Lymphedema surgery conferences
Breast Meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany, 5-6 April
2014 European Congress of Microsurgery – round tablesBarcelona, Spain, 3-5 April
2014 Teaching Course on lymphoedema
NYEE Hospital, New York, USA, 11-16 Mar
2014 Operations and conferences on lymphoedema
New York Ear and Eye, New York, 4-8 March & 12-15 March
Lymphedema meeting and breast meeting BBM
Round table and conferences: ALNT
2014 Breast reconstructions and treatment of lymphoedema with perforator flaps
Congenital lymphedema treatments
Conference on Lymphatic Surgery, Doha, Qatar, 24-26 February
2013 Live surgery and conference on lymphedema
Congress on Perforators Flaps, NYU, New York, 21-24 November
2013 Surgeries for lymphedema and breast reconstruction by free flaps
NYEE, New York, 11 November – 7 December
2013 Course and operations
Development of a unit for lymphedema treatment
NYEE, New York, 21 September—5 October
2013 Course and operations
Development of a unit for lymphedema treatment
NYEE, New York, 14-30 July
2013 Surgeries for lymphedema and breast
Development of a unit for lymphedema treatment
NYEE, New York, 19-29 May
2013 Live surgery, teacher and moderator
2013 International Symposium on Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema, Taiwan, 9-13 April
2013 Course and operations
Development of a unit for lymphedema treatment
NYEE, New York, 19 March-3 April
2012 Courses and operations
NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York,  26 November – 4 December
2012 Courses and operations
NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York,  28 October – 3 November
2012 Breast reconstructions
NYEE, New York, 21 August – 8 September
2012 Course and operations
NYEE, New York, 28 June- 23 July
2012 Development of unit for lymphedema treatment. Microsurgery, aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery
NYU and NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York, 10-30 July
2012 Courses and operations
NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York, 2-20 May
2012 Conferences and life surgery for lymphedema and plexitis after mastectomy
Breast Surgery Congress, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 19-24 April
2012 Courses and operations
NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York,5-20 April
2012 Courses and operations
NYEE Infirmary Hospital, New York,11-24 March
2012 Instructional course and operation, chairman and instructor.
Barcelona Congress for Lymphology, Barcelona, Spain, 27 February – 2 March

Most Recent Conferences & Lectures

The following list contains only the most recent conferences attended. See the full list here.

2017 Main conference for diagnosis and treatment for lymphoedema
2nd World Congress for Lymphoedema and ISL, Shangai, China, 17-22 March
2017 Conference at 6th World Symposium on lymphedema, BBM 2017
Barcelona, Spain, 14-16 March
2017 Conference on surgical treatment for lymphoedema
Zurich, Switzerland, 11 March
2017 Conference: surgical treatment for lymphoedema in children
University HEGP, Paris, 22 January
2016 Conference and live surgery for breast reconstruction with double DIEP plus nodes
Cochin University, India, 23-27 November
2016 Conference on the treatment for lymphoedema
Morges, Switzerland, 5-7 November
2016 Operations and conference
Milan, 5-10 October
2016 Conference: Treatment of iatrogenic and congenital lymphoedema
Beijing University, 26 September
2016 Conference: results of surgical treatment with lymph nodes transplantation and breast reconstruction
2nd Congress on breast mastectomy and reconstruction, Wuhan, China, 23-25 September
2016 Conference: What is new in lymphoedema?
ESL, Mulhouse, 13-15 May
2016 Operations and conference
Milan, 4-7 May
2016 New developments in upper arm lymphoedema treatment
Dusseldorf, 6 May
2016 Conference « What is new in lymphoedema ? »
International Congress of Phlebology, Rome, 13-17 April
2016 Operations and conference
Milan, 4-5 February
2016 Operations and conference
Milan, January
2015 Conferencia magistrale : la nueve frontiere della chirurgia nei pazienti affeti de linfedemi
Inivita terapeutiche in oncologia, Bari (IT),14-15 December
2015 Conference on the surgery of the lymphoedema
Deutsche gezellshaft fur phlebologie and lymphologie, Bamberg (D), 23-25 September
2015 Conferences: problem cases, groin flap, and lymph nodes transfer why and how?
Breast and lymphoedema meeting, Chicago University, 19-20 September
Conference at University: lymphatic surgery
Pavia, Italy, 9-10 July
2015 Instructional course and surgery for lymphoedema treatment
Milan, 20-24 June
Course on lymphoedema surgery
European Society of Lymphology ESL, Lausanne, 2-6 June
2015 Instructional course and surgery for lymphoedema treatment
Milan, 20-24 May
2015 Conference on free nodes transplantation
Breast Meeting, Dusseldorf, April 17-19
2015 Instructional courses on lymphoedema
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, USA, 29 March-5 April
2015 Instructional course and surgery for lymphoedema treatment
Milan, 13-15 February

Most Recent Publications

See the full list of Dr. Becker Publications

  • Becker, L.Arrive, M.Riquet (Submitted) (2014) Autologous lymph nodes transplantation: indications and long terms results. Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie.
  • BN Batista, M Germain, JC M Faria, C Becker – Lymphatic Flap Transfer for Patients With Secondary Inferior Limb Lymphedema Microsurgery, Dec 2014 (under press)
  • Becker, J.Levine, C.Chen, J.Vasile  (under  press) New perspectives in treatment of  iatrogenic lymphoedema. Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Riquet, C. Becker, P. Mordant, L. Arrivé. Explorations du système lymphatique : épreuve au bleu, lymphographies directes, lymphoscintigraphies et autres méthodes. EMC – Angéiologie 2014;9(1):1-12 [Article 19-1130]
  • MA Germain, C Becker, G Piquilloud, L Arrive, M Riquet. Traitement des lymphocèles inguinales et axillaires anciennes et récidivantes par lambeau ganglionnaire pédiculé, E-Mem Acad Natl Chir 2014, 13 (2) : 044-050
  • C.Becker, L.Arrive, M.Riquet (Submitted) (2014) Autologous lymph nodes transplantation: indications and long terms results. Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie.
  • C.Becker, J.Levine, C.Chen, J.Vasile  (under  press) New perspectives in treatment of  iatrogenic lymphoedema. Annals of plastic surgery
  • J.Masia , L.Olivares , I.Koshima , TC.Teo , S.Suominen , K.Van Landuyt , Y.Demirtas , C.Becker , G.Pons , C.Garusi , N.Mitsunaga (2014) Barcelona consensus on supermicrosurgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 Jan;30(1):53-8
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24037459
  • P. Fanzio, D. Singhal, C. Becker (2013) Combined radical excision and free microsurgical lymph node transfer for treatment of lower extremity lymphedema. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 08/2013; 35(7)
  • C.Becker, L.Arrive, A. Saaristo, M.Germain, P.Fanzio, B. Nogueira Batista, G.Piquilloud (2013) Surgical treatment of congenital lymhoedema. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 671, Vol 39, Issue 4
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/232085823_Surgical_treatment_of_congenital_lymphedema?fulltextDialog=true
  • Becker C, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Batista BN, Studinger RM, Chen CM, Riquet M. (2012) Microlymphatic surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic lymphedema. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;39(4):385-98.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23036289
  • Becker C, Arrive L, Saaristo A, Germain M, Fanzio P, Batista BN, Piquilloud G. (2012) Surgical treatment of congenital lymphedema. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;39(4):377-84.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23036288
  • C. Becker, M.A. Germain (2012) Reconstruction simultanée du sein avec traitement du lymphoedème par transplant microchirurgical. E-académie, Vol. 11, N°1, p 17-21, 2012.
    http://www.academie-chirurgie.fr/ememoires/005_2012_11_1_017x021.pdf
  • C. Becker (2011) La microchirurgie lymphatique. La microchirurgie dans les lymphoedèmes. In La microchirurgie dans le monde, by M.A. Germain, p 407-414, Glyphe, 2011
  • C. Becker, G. Piquilloud, B-B. Lee (2011) Lymph nodes transfer microvascular reconstructive surgery. In Lymphedema: a concise compendium of the theory and practice. Part IX Chap 44, p 369-379. Edited by B-B. Lee, J. Bergan, S. G. Rockson, Springer, 2011
  • C. Becker (2010) The lymphatic microsurgery , history. Book of the history of the microsurgery in the world. Ed. Glyphe, Paris, 2010.
  • C. Becker (2009) Evaluation and results of the free nodes transfers for congenital lymphedema. European journal of lymphology vol. 20, n° 57, 2009.
  • C. Becker (2009) Traitements actuels des lymphoedèmes . Lettre aux sénologues. N 44, p18a 21, 2009.

Languages Spoken

  • French (Native speaker)
  • English (Professional fluency)
  • German (Fluent )
  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Passive knowledge)
  • Portuguese (Passive knowledge)