Sudha Parasuraman, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Parasuraman brings more than 20 years of industry and academic practice experience in hematology, oncology, and pediatrics to her work at Ribon. Most recently she served as CMO for X4 Pharmaceuticals, where she led their immuno-oncology and rare disease programs. Prior to X4, she was VP, Global Medical Affairs at uniQure Inc, where she built and led a team developing gene therapies for rare diseases. Prior to uniQure, she held senior positions at Novartis, where she led the early development program for the CDK4/6 inhibitor, ribociclib, and helped pave the way for accelerated registration studies. She was responsible for leading innovative clinical trials in the Signature Program and the commercial strategies for early-stage programs. Dr. Parasuraman also served as Medical Director at Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology) where she was the medical lead for various programs including the clinical development and lifecycle management of the first-in-class cancer therapy, VELCADE®. Before joining industry, Dr. Parasuraman was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and staff physician at Children’s Hospital of Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Parasuraman completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, and pediatric residencies at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Madras, India.

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