Hélène Schoemans, M.D


Dr. Hélène Schoemans is a haematologist and bone marrow transplant physician currently working at the University Hospitals of Leuven, Belgium. 

She completed her training in 2009 in Belgium. She also had the chance to gather her expertise through international internships in the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada), the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the NIH-NCI (National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute), USA.    

She is fully trained as a coordinator clinical studies according to GCP-ICH E6 (R2) . She is also  an active member of the Belgian Hematological Society (BHS), the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute).   

Academic Interests: 

  • Graft versus host disease 
  • Patient Reported Outcomes and Measures (PRO & PROMs) 
  • Chronic care models  
  • Quality of life 
  • eHealth   

 Professional highlights: 

  • 1994       Elected member of the National Honor Society 
  •  2009       Best Poster award at Annual Meeting of Belgian Society of Hematology 
  •  2016       Best videocast award, Doc’s Day KU LEUVEN 
  •  2017       Best presentation award, Doc’s Day KU LEUVEN  
  •  2018       Appointed lead of the ‘Late effects & PRO’ subgroup of the Transplant Complications Working party of the European society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and of the ‘Socio-economics and Quality of Life’ Working group of the CA17138 – EUROGRAFT Integrated European Network on Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease