Dr. Shafer is a highly-regarded anesthesiologist and clinical pharmacology expert. We are very pleased to welcome him to NDA Partners, where his knowledge of intravenous anesthetic drugs will be valuable to our clients, especially those developing therapies for pain management.
ROCHELLE, Va. (PRWEB) July 25, 2018
NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD, announced today that Steven Shafer, MD, a highly-regarded anesthesiologist and clinical pharmacology expert with a focus on intravenous anesthetic drugs, has joined the firm as an Expert Consultant. Dr. Shafer is Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University; the Co-Director of the Stanford Laboratory for Drug, Device, Development and Regulatory Science; and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California in San Francisco.
Dr. Shafer is a former member and chair of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee and has served as a Special Government Employee on ad hoc FDA advisory committees. He is a former Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University, the former Vice President of Product Development at Pharsight Corporation, and co-founder of Signature Therapeutics. His research focuses on PKPD models, statistical review, identifying unmet medical needs, designing research programs for drug approval, drug and device regulatory strategy, and litigation.
“Dr. Shafer is a highly-regarded anesthesiologist and clinical pharmacology expert. We are very pleased to welcome him to NDA Partners, where his knowledge of intravenous anesthetic drugs will be valuable to our clients, especially those developing therapies for pain management,” said Dr. Peck.
Dr. Shafer earned his medical degree from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the oldest journal in perioperative medicine, and a former Editor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics, and Clinical Pharmacokinetics.
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