VP Clinical Affairs, Medgenics Medical Israel Ltd.
I am an experienced pharmaceutical medicine specialist with experience in all aspects of drugs, medical devices, biologics and advanced therapies development, from regulatory and clinical aspects to business development. I am experienced in local and global management and interacting closely with international clients, big pharma companies, regulatory agencies and venture capital funds.
I have earned my MD and PhD degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
I have over 17 years of experience in clinical trials out of which over 11 years in the pharma industry.
I am the VP Clinical Affairs of Medgenics, a publically traded biotech company. Prior to joining Medgenics I was the Founder and CEO of Haptocure Ltd. an Israeli biomedical start-up company developing a pharmacogenomics package of a test and a drug in Diabetes. I was the Global Medical Director of Pharma Brains AG, a Swiss based international contract research organization (acquired by Medpace Inc.), and served as consultant in drugs and medical device development to various companies. I was the Medical Director of the Research and Development unit of the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
I won the 2006 Young Investigator Award of the American College of Cardiology as well as H.N. Neufeld Award for Best Original Research, awarded by the Israel Heart Society. I am an author of over 30 papers published in leading peer reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for several peer review journals. I hold an adjunct position of assistant professor in the Technion Faculty of Medicine and serves as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, both in the former FP7 and the current H2020 HEALTH frameworks.