Koen Norga studied philosophy and medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He completed a paediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital Boston (Boston, MA USA) and subsequently a paediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, TX USA). He obtained a PhD in Molecular & Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX USA).
In 2004 he joined the clinical peadiatric oncology staff at the University Hospitals Leuven, while furthering his research in development neurobiology. He is currently heading the Committee for Medical Ethics and he holds a faculty position in Medicine & Health Sciences at the Antwerp University (Belgium)
With a keen interest in paediatric drug development he has been a member of the Paediatric Committee (PDCO) at EMA since 2011, he is currently its vice-chair.