Dr Heleen van Ommen
is staff member at the Department of Pediatric Hematology in the Emma Children’s Hospital AMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received her medical education at University of Leiden. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology in the Emma Children’s Hospital AMC, Amsterdam.
She is an expert in the field of pediatric thrombosis. She received her PhD in 2002 for her thesis “Pediatric venous thromboembolic disease: epidemiology, risk factors and outcome”. Her research projects have been focused on thrombosis in children, especially children with catheters and children with malignancies. She is founder and chair of the Dutch Working group Pediatric Thrombosis and Stroke. At the moment she is co-chair of the Pediatric/Neonatal Hemostasis and Thrombosis Scientific Subcommittee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).