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Management Team


Dr. Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

Board Member

Dr. Ravi Kumar founded ARKAY Therapeutics with a mission to provide sustained glycemic control for Type 2 diabetes patients. Dr. Kumar is a subject matter expert in Translational Medicine, Clinical Development and contribution of immune and inflammatory dysfunctions to the pathophysiology of metabolic, cardiovascular, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. He has over 3 decades of pharmaceutical industry experience in small-to-medium-to-large pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer. Served as the Co-Project Leader of the safer Celebrex program and managed external clinical research for the development of Prevnar 20 vaccine. Dr. Kumar is the inventor of ARKAY's patent "Formulations and Methods for Treating Metabolic Syndrome."  He also cloned and characterized the Angiotensin-converting Enzyme (ACE), the key rate-limiting enzyme in the regulation of Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) over three decades ago at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. ACE inhibitors are widely used for the clinical management of high blood pressure and hypertension. ACE gene variant ACE2 also serves as the receptor and mediates entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells, the Corona virus that causes COVID-19. Dr. Kumar obtained M.S. and Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from New York University (NYU) and an Executive Mini-MBA in Biopharma Innovation from Rutgers University Business School.   

 

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Stanley Schwartz

Stanley Schwartz, M.D.

FACP, FACE

Chief Medical Advisor

Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Stan Schwartz is a renowned endocrinologist, an expert and a key opinion leader in diabetes and cardiometabolic syndrome. Dr. Schwartz developed the pancreatic 'beta-cell-centric' concept for not only reclassifying diabetes but more importantly for eficient clinical management by stratifying patients based on the mechanisms and defects that contribute to beta cell dysfunction. 

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Dr. Martin Ogletree

Martin Ogletree, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Advisor

Former Distinguished Research Fellow & Director of Thrombosis Research, Metabolic &
Cardiovascular Drug Discovery, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck

Dr. Martin Ogletree led thrombosis research in Cardiovascular Drug Discovery at Merck Research Labs and at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). At Merck he also led target identification and validation for the cardiovascular franchise. At BMS he led the team that advanced ELIQUIS (apixaban) in drug discovery, preclinical and early clinical development. 

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Board Members & Advisors


Dr. Nancy Motola

Nancy C. Motola, PhD, RAC

Former Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Quality, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Advisor

Dr. Nancy C. Motola, RAC, has over 30 years' experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, encompassing both small molecules, biologics, and many therapeutic areas, in regulatory affairs and quality assurance, as well as chemical development/manufacturing. Through her consulting company, Pharma Regulatory Connection, she provides strategic Regulatory expertise for small/start-up, as well as large pharma companies.

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Casey Case

Casey Case, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, 4D Molecular Therapeutics

Board Member

Dr. Casey Case is a veteran pharmaceutical industry executive. He has contributed to the success of biopharmaceutical companies such as OSI Pharmaceuticals, Tularik and Sangamo Biosciences. 

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Hemant N. Joshi

Hemant N. Joshi, Ph.D., MBA

Founder, TARA Innovations, LLC.

Advisor

Dr. Hemant Joshi is the founder of Tara Innovations LLC, a Pharmaceutical product development Contract Research Organization (CRO). He has over 27 years' experience as a Pharmaceutical Scientist. Tara is involved in product development, analysis and technology management.

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Paul Jeffrey

Paul Jeffrey, M.B.A.

Former Vice President, New Product Development & Commercialization, Pfizer

Board Member

Mr. Paul Jeffrey is an experienced business executive and advisor with over 35 years of pharmaceutical research, product development, marketing and business development experience. As vice president of early commercial development at Pfizer, he was responsible for the commercial development of the entire portfolio of Rx pipeline products in Primary Care.

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Clifford M. Davidson

Clifford M. Davidson

Intellectual Property Attorney, Founding Partner, Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

Advisor

Cliff Davidson is a founding partner at Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC, an Intellectual Property law firm with offices in New York. He counsels pharmaceutical clients in pharmaceutical patent-related matters, including patent prosecution, freedom to operate and infringement opinions, due diligence and tech transfer, and litigation. He has assisted pharmaceutical and biotech companies in creating significant and valuable patent portfolios covering their proprietary technologies.

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