Diego Fornaciari

Specialisation: Health law


Education & Accreditations

  • Management for the Hospital Professional, Vlerick Business School 2016

  • KU Leuven PhD in Law 2011

  • Ghent University, LL.B 2003, LL.M 2006

Other mandates

  • Lecturer in law for the nursing and midwifery programs (Karel de Grote Hogeschool)

  • Ghent University voluntary employee

  • Member of Board of Directors for Saint-Francis Hospital Heusden-Zolder

About Diego Fornaciari

Diego has built up special expertise within the health sector from different angles and therefore has a 360° view of the complexity and sensitivities that characterize this sector. In 2011, Diego obtained a doctorate from the KU Leuven Faculty of Law with the dissertation “The interplay between competition law and the right to high-quality patient care”.

As a lawyer, Diego learned the tools of the trade in various firms specializing in health law. The knowledge he had thus accumulated was then supplemented with the pragmatics and hands-on consultancy required as a legal and strategic policy coordinator at the AZ Delta Hospital in Roeselare. During this period, Diego was also able to provide legal support for the implementation of two mergers, a new electronic patient record (EPR) and the establishment of a regional clinical hospital network.

Although Diego focuses on health law in a broad sense, he has a special interest in the legal aspects of “entrepreneurship” and of innovation in healthcare.