Friday, December 24, 2010

Featured physician executive: Vijai Kumar, M.D.

This week's featured physician executive is Vijai Kumar, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Excel Life Sciences.

Dr. Vijai Kumar joined Excel Life Sciences from Neeman Medical International, Inc where he served as the first President and CEO. He is responsible for starting the concept of site management organizations in Asia. Prior to that, Dr Kumar worked as Medical Director, Sandoz and Regional Director, Asia for The Upjohn Company, where he was responsible for contributing to more than 20 NDA submissions. Dr. Kumar has experience as a clinician, investigator, pharmaceutical physician, consultant and service provider. He has over 34 years experience in Global Drug Development, Strategic Relationship building, Business Development and various other aspects of clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry. He has served as a Member of the expert committee constituted by the Drugs Controller General (India) to develop GCP Guidelines in India and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Clinical Research, India. Dr Kumar has personally been involved in the conduct of over 200 clinical trials in various therapeutic areas such as, Infectious Disease, Neuropsychiatry, Cardiovascular Disorders, Metabolism and Rheumatology in Asia, Europe and the USA and has presented numerous papers on various aspects of clinical research across the globe. Dr Kumar holds an M.D. in Internal Medicine and an M.B.B.S. from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

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