As the chief medical officer at Roche and Genentech, I lead global product development and work with highly talented and motivated teams from around the world. Together, we follow the science and pursue therapeutic breakthroughs that will help people with many types of challenging diseases.
Over the course of my career, I have worn the hats of the clinician, teacher, biomedical researcher, team builder, and drug development leader. My passion for bringing scientific advances forward to benefit patients ultimately led me to make the “jump” from academia to industry, where knowledge of disease biology is driving new therapeutic advances at an increasingly rapid rate.
Today, cutting-edge technologies and analytics are helping us both to gain a higher resolution understanding of disease and to develop medicines and solutions that enable more individualized care. At Roche and Genentech, our ultimate goal is to transform the bold vision of personalized healthcare into a reality for people everywhere.