Robert Vander Stichele is a practicing family physician in Ghent, Belgium, since 1978. He combines his clinical practice with research projects since 1982. He obtained his PhD (in medical sciences) in 2004, and was appointed as teaching professor in the department of Pharmacology in the University of Ghent. He became a certified clinical pharmacologist in 2009.
His interest are in information on and use of medicines, in End-of-Life care, in head lice, in patient compliance, drug utilization research, prescribing quality indicators, and in medical informatics. His publication list comprises more than 150 scientific papers (refereed in Medline).