Dr.Evidence® Appoints Ken Kobayashi, MD, FACP to its Medical Strategy Advisory Board

Ken Kobayashi, MD, FACP, accomplished oncologist, clinical pharmacologist, and senior global life sciences executive, joins the Medical Scientific Advisory Board (“MSAB”), expanding its expertise in drug development

June 6thth, 2023 08:30 AM Pacific Time

Ken Kobayashi

June 6, 2023, Santa Monica, Calif. – Dr.Evidence is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Kobayashi, MD, FACP to the MSAB. He joins Chair, Calum MacRae, MB, ChB, PhD, BSc, and members, Michael Klag, MD, MPH, Frank Rockhold, PhD, ScM, BA, and David Tovey, MD.

Dr. Kobayashi 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.

Dr. Kobayashi commented, “I look forward to collaborating with the distinguished members of the MSAB in helping Dr.Evidence revolutionize the life sciences landscape through innovative technology combined with unrivaled domain expertise.”

The MSAB is actively advising Dr.Evidence on meaningful advancements to its AI-enabled technology platform, to support greater efficiency and impact across all phases of the drug development lifecycle, from discovery through commercialization.

“Dr. Kobayashi’s extensive experience as a clinician-scientist and his leadership in drug development at global pharmaceutical companies will strengthen and complement the expertise of our MSAB,” said Dr.Evidence CEO, Rose Higgins. “I am confident that his strategic guidance will enhance our ability to help life sciences companies achieve their mission of driving better patient outcomes.”

Joseph A. Boystak, Dr.Evidence Chairman of the Board, said, “Dr. Kobayashi will be an invaluable addition to the team, playing a pivotal role in shaping Dr.Evidence’s strategies for delivering evidence-based insights across the drug development lifecycle.

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