Scientific advice section of the Human medicines, Special Areas sector, EMA
Dr Pavel Balabanov is a Scientific Administrator at the European Medicines Agency, working in the Scientific Advice section of the Human Medicines - Special Areas sector. His primary responsibilities include the provision of scientific and administrative support for the Scientific advice working party (SAWP), Committee for human medicinal products (CHMP) and other working parties and committees at the Agency, as well as guidance for the companies, consortia or academic institutions, applying for scientific advice.
Dr Balabanov is a clinical neurologist by training, a teaching professor of Neurology at the Medical University - Plovdiv, who before joining the Agency, practiced full time at the University Hospital - Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In his scientific work he focused on epileptic disorders as his primary field of interest. He received an M.D. from the Medical University of Sofia and a Ph.D. in Neurology from the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.