Prof. Dr Thomas D'HOOGHE

Prof. Dr Thomas D'Hooghe, MD, PhD, gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine, is Vice-President and Head of Global Medical Affairs Fertility, responsible for global medical scientific leadership in the Fertility Therapeutic Area at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany since October 2015.

He continues academic research and teaching as Professor in Reproductive Medicine and Biology at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and as Professor Adjunct at Yale University Medical School (New Haven, USA), and is Editor-in-Chief of Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation (Karger, Basel, Switzerland). Up to 2015, he served as WHO senior consultant in reproductive medicine, and held senior leadership positions at ESHRE, the European Endometriosis League, the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the World Endometriosis Research Foundation. He has published more than 300 papers in international peer- reviewed journals, and has received numerous national and international awards in the areas of endometriosis, reproductive medicine/biology, patient centeredness and quality management.