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Prof.dr. F. de Vries

Professor in Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology, Head of Research, Hospital Pharmacist


Maastricht UMC+ themes:

  • Respiratory Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal disorders


  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Elderly


Maastricht UMC+
Dept. Clinical Pharmacy & Toxicology
PO Box 5800
NL-6202 AZ Maastricht
T: +31 43 387 1881

Curriculum vitae


Dr. Frank de Vries is a professor in Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology. He started a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology at Utrecht University in 2002 on side effects of use of inhaled corticosteroids. Since then, he has worked for the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. He has obtained several research grants and prizes, including the Swierenga award for respiratory disease, an 'NWO Veni' fellowship and the Kohn prize from the UK National Osteoporosis Foundation. His work has been published in various journals including JAMA, the NEJM & BMJ. He is a member of the Clinical Epidemiology program at School CAPHRI in Maastricht and is on secondment at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Netherlands. He is a visiting scientist at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton, UK. His current research activities mainly focus on effects of drugs in patients with respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, oncology and movement disorders.

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