Dr. Sandra Lottes, PharmD
Vice-President and Head of Clinical Research, FSD BioSciences Division
Dr. Lottes possesses nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical, CRO and healthcare industries with extensive multi-disciplinary drug development experience at the program, compound and portfolio levels, expanding across R&D, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, business development and medical affairs. She has held a number of senior executive positions within the pharmaceutical and CRO industries, most recently as Vice President of Global Clinical Development and Operations at United Biosource Corporation, a subsidiary of Express Scripts Inc. (inclusive of legacy Medco Health Solutions), and served as a key member of ESI Pharma Services leadership team, responsible for the largest business unit across multiple global offices.
Dr. Lottes earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Delaware and her doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science; she completed her post-doctorate fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacology at Hahnemann University Medical College. Dr. Lottes’ clinical expertise spans the drug development, commercialization and product lifecycle continuum, from early phase registrational research to post-marketing development, including several cardiovascular and GI blockbuster drugs, with a focus on real-world, practical solutions. Sandra has authored many journal articles, abstracts and blogs, and has served on advisory boards in cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology and biosimilars.