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Pol Vandenbroucke, MD, MSc, MBA, FFPM
Vice President, Medical Strategy, Pfizer Inc. Past Co-chairman of the Latino Leadership Council and Member of the Pfizer Latino PCC.
Vice President, Medical Strategy, Pfizer Inc., in charge of Global Patient Affairs, the Centers of Excellence for Pediatrics, Diversity in Clinical Trials and Healthy Aging, and the External Bioethics Advisory Panel.
Member of the Board, BioVentures for Global Health; Member of the Advisory Board of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Medicine of the United Kingdom and member of its Fellowship and Awards Committee Lead Tutor and Advisor on Curriculum Content, Pharmaceutical Medicine Program, Karolinska Institute and Module Coordinator Medical Affairs in Medicines Development, IFAPP Academy and King’s College London.
Dr. Vandenbroucke’ s career has been dedicated to Clinical Development and Medical Affairs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Before his current position, he was responsible for Medical Affairs of Pfizer’s Essential Health portfolio in North America and he previously also led Clinical Development of all Pfizer compounds in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa-Middle East and of Pfizer’s Established Products globally. He was also responsible for developing compounds specifically for diseases of the developing world, such as malaria and river blindness.
Prior appointments include Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Canada/Latin America/Africa-Middle East, Senior Vice President, Medical Division Pfizer Japan, based in Tokyo, Director of Medical Operations, Asia and Australia/NZ for Pfizer, based in Hong Kong, and Medical Director, Lipitor based in New York, responsible for the international clinical development program of Lipitor.
Before joining Pfizer, Dr. Vandenbroucke was Medical Director, Sterling-Winthrop International, Cardiovascular and CNS Disease Manager at Novartis Mexico, and Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
He holds a Medical Degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), an MBA degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and an MSc (First Honors) from Hibernia College (Ireland). He is a member of the Pfizer Latino PCC Leadership Team. He is fluent in Dutch, Spanish, English, French, German and basic Japanese.
IFAPP Academy provides an online, continuing professional development course, Medical Affairs in Medicines Development, resulting in the Professional Certification, Certified Medicines Development (CMD).