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Mitchell Katz, PhD

Executive Director, Medical Research Operations

Purdue Pharma

Dr. Mitchell Katz is Executive Director of Medical Research Operations at Purdue Pharma L.P. In this position he is responsible for leading all activities across Purdue’s clinical programs.

Dr. Katz has 26 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including preclinical research, pharmaceutical operations, and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Purdue, he served as Vice President of Global Clinical & Data Management at Eisai Medical Research. Dr. Katz has experience working in start-up biotechnology companies, including Acorda Therapeutics, InterMune, Connetics, and NABI. He also held management positions at Ortho Biotech and Schering-Plough and participated in six successful NDA applications in his professional experience.

Dr. Katz holds a BA in Biology a PhD in microbiology, and served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Downstate Medical Center in NY.

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