Chirag K. Patel, PharmD, Joins Connexion Healthcare as Senior Medical Director

Jan 17, 2013, 12:20 ET from Connexion Healthcare

NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Connexion Healthcare announces the addition of Chirag K. Patel, PharmD, as Senior Medical Director. In this role, Dr. Patel will be responsible for providing overall medical direction for clients and internal staff, along with medical expertise for new business opportunities related to the continued growth and enhancement of the Rare Disease and Neuroscience business units of Connexion Healthcare.

Dr. Patel comes to Connexion after gaining experience in medical communications and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry through his roles as Medical Director and Medical Strategist for such companies as GSW Worldwide, Vox Medica, and Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare. Dr. Patel's background is as a community healthcare pharmacist. He earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and then completed a Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Post-Doctoral Fellowship in medical strategy, virology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

According to Susan C. Stein, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Connexion Healthcare, "Chirag's expertise in medical strategy, market research, and key thought leader communication will further support the overall growth of Connexion, helping to maintain our continued commitment to quality, service, education, and creativity in program execution."

Connexion Healthcare--Complex Science. Clear Communications. It's what we do. Grounded in science, refined through strategy, and inspired by a passion for better healthcare, at Connexion Healthcare we are focused on developing high-quality scientific communications that educate, motivate, and inspire healthcare professionals to improve patient care. We do this through three main business units—Oncology, Rare Disease, and Neuroscience. Our clients are pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies that work with complex scientific concepts that need to be translated into clear and consistent communications.

Colleen Harrison

SOURCE Connexion Healthcare