Sander A. Vinks, PharmD, PhD, FCP

Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology

Phone: 513-636-0159

Fax: 513-636-0168


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Dr. Vinks received his MS in pharmacology from the University of Toronto, Canada and a pharmacy degree and PhD in pharmacology from Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was trained as a hospital pharmacist (PharmD) and clinical pharmacologist at The Hague Hospitals Central Pharmacy, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Before joining the Division of Pharmacology Research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, he was director of the Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Laboratory at The Hague. Dr. Vinks has spent over 20 years in the field of therapeutic drug monitoring and applied pharmacokinetics, both in the research aspects of population pharmacokinetic studies, as well as in the clinical application of these approaches to clinical patient care.

Dr. Vinks holds an academic appointment with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is the principal investigator for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU). He is director of the Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Management (LAP/TDM) and clinical pharmacology fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's. His current research interests include pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling and the application of population and simulation methods in TDM and clinical trial design. He has authored over 50 publications in the area of TDM, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology. Dr. Vinks has been actively involved with International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology from the beginning. He is chair of the TDM cost-effectiveness committee, serves as secretary of the Executive Board of Directors, and is on the editorial board of the journal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Dr. Vinks is both board certified in clinical pharmacology and toxicology and is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.

Education and Training

Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, 2001.

PhD Clinical Pharmacology, Leiden University, Leiden The Netherlands, 1996.

PharmD Hospital Pharmacy, The Hague Central Hospital Pharmacy, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1986 .

MS Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, 1983.

MS Pharmacy, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1982.


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