Each week, we feature a physician executive. This week's featured physician executive is Dr. Silvia Zieher.
Silvia Zieher, MD
Executive Director, Clinical Development, Latin America
INC Research, Inc.
Dr. Zieher has 15 years experience in clinical research as clinical team leader, clinical development manager of a top ten pharmaceutical company in Argentina and as a CRO clinical research director and head of clinical operations for Latin America. She joined the CRO industry in 2004.
Her responsibilities have included operations and project leadership activities related to the conduct of global clinical trials and the implementation of studies in Latin America. She has had direct line management responsibility of project teams. She has contributed to the development of training, quality control activities and development of processes and SOPs at the regional and global level. She has served as the the local safety officer with pharmacovigilance responsibilities for a pharma country affiliate. Dr. Zieher contributed to the preparation of the PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) guidelines: titled: “GCP: Document of the Americas” that was published in 2005, being the FIFARMA (Latin America Global Pharma industry) representative of the GCP expert working group at PANDRH (Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization). This guideline is the foundation of all new regulations in Latin America. She has conducted academic activities in clinical research and is a frequent presenter as international conferences as DIA.
Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, she worked for 8 years as a pediatric physician public and private institutions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and taught at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, where she also completed postgraduate studies in clinical pharmacology.