Bijan Nejadnik, M.D.
, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Nejadnik has more than 22 years of academic and industry experience, including twelve years with pharmaceutical and biotech companies including Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and Purdue Pharma. During his career, he has managed numerous clinical development teams and programs with a therapeutic focus in hematology-oncology, immunology and central nervous system diseases. In this capacity, Dr. Nejadnik has successfully developed numerous biologics and small molecules, advancing these agents towards Biologics License Application (BLA) and New Drug Application (NDA) submissions. Dr. Nejadnik joins Galena from Jazz Pharmaceuticals where he was the Executive Director, Hematology-Oncology and led the clinical team towards a recently filed NDA. Prior to Jazz, he spent seven years at Johnson & Johnson working on numerous compounds in early and late stage registrational trials in immunology and oncology. Dr. Nejadnik spent more than 13 years in teaching, research and caring for patients at world-renowned academic institutions including Stanford University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, and State University of New York, Syracuse. Dr. Nejadnik graduated from the University of Louvain in Belgium for both his undergraduate degree in premedical studies, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and his medical degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his internship and residency programs specializing in internal medicine focused on hematology-oncology at the University of Louvain and Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his fellowships at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nejadnik has led or participated in more than 20 peer-reviewed publications.

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