Chugai Pharma USA Announces Appointment of Chief Medical Officer
Chugai Pharma USA, LLC (CPUSA), Berkeley Heights, NJ a wholly owned subsidiary of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Chugai) Tokyo, Japan, member of the Roche Group, has appointed Athos Gianella-Borradori, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer of CPUSA.
Dr. Gianella-Borradori is an experienced pediatric hematologist-oncologist and executive with more than 20 years of international drug research and development experience, focusing on translational research and clinical development of novel therapeutic agents. He has held senior positions in research and development at Novartis (Switzerland), Crucell (The Netherlands), Bavarian Nordic (Germany), Cyclacel (United Kingdom), Merck Serono (Switzerland), and Clavis Pharma (Norway).
Dr. Gianella-Borradori earned his medical degree at the University of Bern (Switzerland). He is board certified in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology, and practiced for several years at several university hospitals in Switzerland and US.
Dr. Gianella-Borradori has responsibility for all clinical activity in the U.S. and participates in a leadership role on scientific and translational committees in Japan at the parent company. He represents Chugai in relationships with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), academia, clinical investigators and patient communities, and is responsible for increasing the awareness of Chugai's impressive achievements in discovering and commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals to facilitate its expanding clinical activity in the U.S.