Bio sketch:
Dr. Rumen Stefanov is Professor of Public health and Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at the Medical University of Plovdiv. He serves as Director of the Institute for Rare Diseases.
Dr. Stefanov is a participant in several EU funded projects (Orphanet, EUROPLAN, BURQOL-RD, EPIRARE, RARE Best Practices, STORE, ASDEU). He is an active member of the European Commission’s Task Force on Rare Diseases (2004-2009), EU Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (2013) and Commission Expert Group on Rare Diseases (since 2013). Member of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) Interdisciplinary Committee and Board Member of the International Conference on Rare Diseases (ICORD) Society.
Dr. Stefanov is a recognised expert in the field of rare disease policies at national and European level, being the chair of the Ministry of Health’s working groups for the National Programme for Rare Disease and for the Ordinance on the Designation of Centres of Expertise for Rare Diseases and Establishment of a National Registry for Rare Diseases. He currently chairs the Commission on Rare Diseases at the Bulgarian Ministry of Health.
Dr. Stefanov has successfully launched several pilot projects on rare diseases in Eastern Europe – the Information Centre for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (2004), the annual Eastern European Conferences for Rare Diseases (2005), the "RareDis" Medical Center (2009), the "Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs" online newsletter (2010), the Centre for Analyses and Health Technology Assessment (2013).

Selected publications in MEDLINE/PubMed
Citations according to Google Scholar

Contact mail:
stefanov [at] raredis [dot] org

Last updated on November 11, 2020