Thomas Schindler PhD

Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr Thomas M Schindler has studied biology and linguistics and holds a PhD in molecular plant physiology. He has some 23 years of experience as a medical writer and medical writing manager across many therapeutic areas. He has worked in various settings, ie, for a CRO as well as for ‘small pharma’ and ‘big pharma’. Following his postdoctoral research in the UK, he went to a Swiss publishing house as a popular science editor for geography, biology, mathematics, and astronomy. Thereafter he started with medical writing. He has gained extensive experience in both the communication and the regulatory side of medical writing. For the last 17 years, he was leading a group of medical writers that writes regulatory documents for all therapeutic areas in Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma. With the EU Clinical Trial Regulation, the writing of lay summaries and all aspects of patient centricity have become a new focus of his activities.