Robert Ruffolo, Ph.D.
Jun 29
Robert Ruffolo

Robert Ruffolo, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Ruffolo is the former president of research & development at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and brings a wealth of experience in drug discovery and development. At Wyeth, he supervised an R&D organization of more than 7,000 scientists with an annual budget of more than $3 billion. Prior to this, he was senior vice president of biological sciences worldwide at SmithKline Beecham (now GSK). Dr. Ruffolo’s research groups have brought 37 new medicines to market. In addition, he has published more than 500 papers and edited 15 books. Dr. Ruffolo was awarded the prestigious Discoverer’s Award for the discovery of carvedilol (Coreg®) for the treatment of congestive heart failure, which changed the paradigm for the treatment of this devastating disease. He received his B.S. in pharmacy from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from that same institution.

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