Friday, July 16, 2010

Featured Physician Executive: Nancy Simonian, MD

Every Friday, we feature a physician executive here on Dr. Nancy Simonian is our featured physician executive this week.

Nancy Simonian, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Millennium, The Takeda Oncology Company. She is the featured thought leader on PharmaVOICE this month and you can read that article here.

Here's a snippet about Dr. Simonian from a press release:
Nancy Simonian (Wayland, Mass.) joined Millennium in 2001 to lead the Company's clinical development efforts, and in 2006 was named Chief Medical Officer. She is responsible for all clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and development project management functions at the Company. Prior to joining Millennium, she held a clinical research position at Biogen. Board-certified in neurology, Nancy was previously an assistant clinical professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
You can read about her accomplishments on the Millennium corporate website. Speaking of Millennium, they currently have 3 physicians on their senior management team: 
  1. Deborah Dunsire, M.D., President & CEO
  2. Christophe Bianchi, M.D., Executive Vice President
  3. Nancy Simonian, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs
Considering that the senior management team includes 10 people, 3/10 are physicians. You don't see that too often in the corporate world.

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