Luc Colemont


Dr. Luc Colemont was born in 1957 in Hasselt, Belgium, and studied medicine at L.U.C. University and U.A. University. He graduated as a doctor in 1982. Dr. Colemont is a gastroenterologist and worked at the Sint-Vincentius hospital in Antwerp for 28 years. In 1987, he spent a year abroad working at the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA), King/Drew Medical Center (California, USA), and Klinikum der Stadt Mannheim (Germany). In 2010, he founded the nonprofit Stop Darmkanker, an association that raises awareness for intestinal cancer. Dr. Colemont is active on social media and travels around the globe to give lectures. Since early 2016, he has given more than 400 talks in 16 different countries, in Dutch, French, English, and Italian. In 2017, he was elected among the “Top 50 Belgian lifesavers” by the newspaper De Tijd. In 2019, alongside Mario Boon, Dr. Colemont co-authored John, a graphic novel on the importance of early colon cancer detection (Ballon; Europe Comics in English).

Country of origin: Belgium Europe Comics Publisher: Ballon Comics (Belgium)