Dr. Kobayashi is an accomplished oncologist, clinical pharmacologist, and senior global life sciences executive. He has a deep background as a clinician-scientist, regulator, scientific diplomat and drug developer across the US, Europe, Latin America, and Japan/Asia. As a senior executive in top-tier pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Daiichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Novartis, he has successfully overseen the introduction of more than 28 investigational agents and been directly involved with 60 programs, including in the areas of signal transduction inhibitors, epigenetic modifiers, and inflammation/immunotherapy. His experience also includes roles at the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration.
Kobayashi received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, and his AB from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.