Ivo van Dooren was educated from medical school in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He graduated in 1999. After that, he started his training in gynecology and obsterics. In 2007 he worked in the university hospital in Maastricht, where he developed his special interest in urogynecology and reconstructive surgery. From 2009 he is working in a smaller hospital in Weert, the SJG-hospital. He joined the ESAG in 2016 and is planning to extend his work more and more in this field.