Gilbert Nolst Trenité is an international well known authority on rhinoplastic surgery. His special interest in surgery of the nose started during his ENT residency, when he was carrying out experimental work on implants in a growing nasal septum.
As former head of the Rotterdam Cleft Palate Center, he became deeply involved in the highly challenging secondary rhinoplasty for cleft-lip patients.
In his enthusiasm for facial plastic surgery, and in particular for rhinoplasty, he gave many lectures, live surgery demonstrations on the subject all over the world and designed various specific rhinoplasty instruments.
He is the editor of “Rhinoplasty”, a practical guide to functional and aesthetic surgery of the nose. The third edition came with an interactive DVD ROM with 4 hours of live surgery. A Spanisch edition and e-book are on its way.
He was one of the editors in chief of Facial Plastic Surgery Monographs and member of the editorial board of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (AMA Journal). He contributed too many international textbooks and peer reviewed medical journals.
He established an annual International Course on Modern Rhinoplasty Techniques in Amsterdam, which will be (from 2014 on) continued in Utrecht. He also established a mid European course at the University of Pécs in Hungary, for which he received the Gold Medal of the University, and was appointed Guest Professor.
He was guest of honour in many international courses and meetings.
He became honorary member of the Hungarian, South African and Belgian ENT societies and got the honorary award from the Dutch ENT Society. He is guest professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium and was honorary guest professor for Rhinofest at the Mayo Clinic’s USA. He gave special honorary lectures for the EAPFS (Joseph lecture), Irish ENT Society (Sir Wilde Discourse), Norwegian Society and got the Davalos Award for his international contribution to facial plastic surgery from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Professor Nolst Trenité is as past-president of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery member of their executive board and past- president of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies.