Dr. Kumar Gaurav is presently working as Director & Cluster Head, Medical Affairs in Dr Reddys Lab ,Hyderabad
Kumar has 12+ years of Medical affairs experience including clinical experience across diversified sectors in Pharma Industry, health care and devices.In his previous roles,Kumar was with Allergan wherein he was Head-Medical Affairs, South Asia and Global Lead for Movement Disorders. Prior to Allergen he has worked with Baxter, Astra Zeneca and Ranbaxy in Medical Affairs & Clinical Research. He has a hands on experience in managing teams and handled therapy areas including Urology, Neurosciences, Devices, Anaesthesia, Critical care, Cardio-vascular, Metabolic & Anti-infectives.
In his career of over 12+ years in pharma industry,Kumar was responsible for developing & executing Medical strategy,including flagship medical education programs, digital initiatives, consensus statements, global advisory board meetings for LCM and global evidence generation projects including optimal support in investigator initiated studies with a focus on treatment paradigms, and strategies for overcoming barriers to access and optimization of patient outcomes.
Kumar has been significantly involved in building thought leader (TL) advocacy across organizations in India and Global regions and also in developing processes for facilitating the same. He has been involved in launch excellence with numerous successful launches to his credit in Cardiovascular and Neurology space-Crestor,Seloken XL,Plasmalyte ,Indications expansion of Botox therapuetics etc.He is also credited with successfully establishing & driving the Field Based Medical Affairs (MSL) Excellence in all organisations he worked with.
As a part of his responsibility as a Clinical Research Team Lead, he was responsible for preparing clinical development plans for various NCEs – study designs and study conduct plans especially early phase studies and atypical generics. Overseeing the preparation and timely, quality delivery of Clinical Study Protocols, Clinical Study Reports for BE studies as well as phase I to IV clinical trials, for multi centric global clinical trials across various therapeutic areas, preparation of Clinical Overviews, Feasibility reports, Safety reports, PSURs. Faced International Regulatory Audits from various regions as ANVISA, USFDA, .DCGI and providing medical support for regulatory activities.
An experienced medical writer, Kumar has over 20+ publications to his credit in various National & International Journals of repute including a book Chapter
Kumar has done his MBBS from MGR University Chennai and his MD in Pharmacology & Therapeutics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
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