Ira Isaacson, M.D., Joins Heidrick & Struggles' Global Life Sciences Practice

Jan 11, 2010, 17:06 ET from Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced that Ira J. Isaacson, M.D., has joined the firm's Global Life Sciences practice as a Partner. He will be based in the firm's Atlanta office.

"Ira is a tremendous addition for us at Heidrick & Struggles. We're delighted to welcome him to the firm, particularly given the opportunities across our Global Life Sciences practice as we deliver CEO-level assignments and consulting engagements to our clients worldwide," said Charles Moore, Global Practice Managing Partner of the firm's Life Sciences practice.

Mr. Isaacson practiced medicine from 1980 to 1994 and advanced to professor of anesthesiology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. From 1994 to 1996, he served as the associate director and chief operating officer of The Emory Clinic, responsible for general operations, strategic planning, and practice management for 2,800 employees, including 800 physicians.

A graduate of The Chicago Medical School, Mr. Isaacson undertook residency at Northwestern University and his fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. He received an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

In his academic career, Mr. Isaacson has authored numerous papers and book chapters and has lectured internationally on a wide variety of clinical and healthcare management subjects.

Mr. Isaacson's executive search and leadership consulting experience spans 13 years and includes work on behalf of physician/scientist leadership groups in academic healthcare, research institutions, and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Isaacson was a partner with Spencer Stuart, where he served as a core member of the global life sciences practice.

If you would like to speak with Ira Isaacson, M.D., please contact Davia Temin or Suzanne Oaks of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or

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