Director, Clinical Leader, Establish Products, General Medical Organization
Janssen R&D US
Why I'm a JPAL
I am fascinated by JLABS’ ingenious concept of bringing scientists, innovators, healthcare professionals etc. together to focus on bringing about solutions to both intricate and some, not so bewildering problems. Becoming a JPAL will give me an opportunity to contribute to the resident company’s journey of innovation while also developing my leadership skills through service, collaborative and self-guided learning. Such opportunity to contribute to transformation in Healthcare delivery and innovative solutions to serious health issues would be an honor.
I joined Johnson & Johnson in June 2017 as Director, Clinical Leader of Women’s Health and Urology Portfolio in Established Products (EP). My primary responsibilities include leading clinical study development in Women’s Health/Urology as the Study Responsible Physician (SRP), supporting submissions of clinical study reports to Regulatory Authorities (RAs), supporting the Compound Development Teams’ clinical related activities and interactions with RAs both in pre and post submission discussions, and providing support to colleagues in Safety and labeling Organizations. My training and practice in Pediatrics/Neonatology has been an asset in many roles I have had in Industry, such as the current support of the compassionate program for the use of Cyclodextrin in the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) and the development program for a compound being studied for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in a previous company. Additionally, my extensive clinical expertise has been very useful in my roles in clinical research in the Pharmaceutical industry. Prior to my role in Johnson and Johnson, I had more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles and therapeutic areas including Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Development in Pain, Infectious Diseases, CV/Metabolism and Immuno-Oncology. I graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Life Sciences Summa cum Laude and later earned a Master of Science degree in Hematology from New York University. I attended Medical School at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in Dublin where I graduated with a Medical degree. This was followed by a specialty training in Pediatrics/Neonatology at St Thomas’ Hospitals and Medical School in London, UK. I practiced as a pediatrician in the UK, Nigeria and Ireland before pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
- Charles Darwin
I often sing myself to sleep.