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Dr. Dr. Elmar R. Burchardt
Pfizer Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Elmar R. Burchardt, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed as Vice President, Regenerative Medicine, at Pfizer Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in May 2010. He has over 17 years of experience in the areas of cell therapy, hematology and cardiovascular diseases. Before his appointment at Pfizer, he worked as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Aastrom Biosciences Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He initiated and led Aastrom’s US-based clinical cell therapy programs in cardiovascular diseases such as Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) and Dilative Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Prior to that he worked for Miltenyi Biotec GmbH in Germany as their Medical Director, with global responsibilities including the development and market introduction strategy of 10 new clinical cell therapy products. Prior to that time, Elmar worked at the Pharmaceutical Research Center of Bayer AG in Germany. Elmar studied medicine and biochemistry in Hannover, at Yale University, and at the Max Delbruck Center of Molecular Medicine in Berlin. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, an M.D. degree from Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany, and is an associate professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Witten Herdecke in Witten, Germany. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles listed in PubMed, and is an inventor of 13 patent families. Elmar has designed and conducted international clinical trials from Phases I through IV, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and studies in hematology, immunology, oncology, bone regeneration and in cardiovascular diseases.
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