Thomas Koestler Ph.D.

Thomas Koestler, Ph.D., has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working with companies across the full spectrum of development stages, and has guided more than 80 programs to FDA submission and approval, including more than 30 new molecular entities and biologics. Dr. Koestler served as executive vice president of Schering Corporation and president of Schering-Plough Research Institute, and previously was senior vice president and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs for Pharmacia Corporation. He has held executive positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Ortho McNeil, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Westwood Pharmaceuticals and Vatera Healthcare. Dr. Koestler also served as chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bausch & Lomb and has been a member of the boards of directors of Novo Nordisk, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Melinta Therapeutics, and Edgemont Pharmaceuticals.