People: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp (SNTA.OQ)
17 Dec 2013
Dr. Vojo Vukovic, M.D., Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. He joined as Vice President, Clinical Research in January 2009, and became Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer in July 2009. Dr. Vukovic has over 17 years experience in oncology drug development. Prior to joining the company, he was Global Medical Lead for Sutent® and axitinib in a number of cancer indications at Pfizer from September 2006 to January 2009. Prior to Pfizer, he served in key medical and regulatory roles at Aventis Pasteur from April 2001 to February 2002, Ortho Biotech from February 2002 to September 2003, ILEX Oncology from September 2003 to January 2005, and BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals from January 2005 to June 2006. Over the course of his career, Dr. Vukovic has been responsible for over 100 Phase 1 to Phase 4 clinical studies in cancer indications including melanoma, tumors of the lung, pancreas, breast, colorectal, ovarian, brain, as well as NHL and certain leukemias. Prior to his industry career, Dr. Vukovic was a post-doctoral fellow at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto in Ontario and Institute for Cell Biology in Essen, Germany where he conducted basic and translational research in solid tumor microenvironments and oxidative stress. Dr. Vukovic received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Toronto and his M.D. degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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