Dooms, Marc

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University Hospitals Leuven



1. Current Status, Position

Mr. Dooms (Pharm D) is Senior Orphan Drug Pharmacist at the University Hospitals Leuven. He is compounding/dispensing pharmacist in First in Men Randomized Clinical Trials. He has been a member of the Belgian Order of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Flemish Society of Hospital Pharmacists (VZA) since 1975 and the Belgian representative to the European Union of Experts in Rare Diseases with frequent collaboration with Orphanet, the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Society of Health Care Pharmacists, among others, since 2000.

2. Education

Marc Dooms received his pharmacist diploma at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he graduated in 1973. In 1974, he was pharmacy teaching studies certificated at the Catholic University of Leuven, and in 1975 pursued an internship in Clinical Pharmacy at St John's University and Columbia University, New York, with a special interest in orphan drugs, compounding of topical therapy and First in Men randomized clinical trials. 

3. Research Area

Mr. Dooms is founding member of the Belgian National Board on Orphan Drugs within the King Baudouin Foundation and is a graduate-level teacher in dermatological compounding, drug adherence, and orphan drugs, since 2010. He is also teaching pharmaceutical technicians at Leuven Syntra School. He has co-authored a number of publications on orphan drugs. 

4. Conflict of interest: none