Global Head of the Cell and Gene Therapies Unit, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Usman Azam, MD is the Global Head of the Cell & Gene Therapies Unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Azam has extensive pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience in science, regulatory and commercial roles across a variety of disease areas. During his tenure at Novartis, Dr. Azam held prominent roles in Medical Affairs, Health Economics Outcomes Research, and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to Novartis, he founded Novaccel Therapeutics LLC, focused on accelerating assets in translational medicine. He held previous leadership roles at Aspreva Pharmaceutics, Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Azam is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and is published in peer reviewed journals.