Rudolf Kwan, MBBS, MRCP

Chief Medical Officer

Rudolf has had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with over twenty years of experience in global clinical development and operations. Before joining Athenex, he served dual roles at Schering-Plough (SP) as Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific Global Clinical Operations and Vice President of Global Clinical Development, CNS.

In the clinical operations position, Rudolf successfully recruited Heads of Clinical Operations for China, South East Asia, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea and set up the infrastructure to conduct global clinical trials in Asia Pacific for Schering-Plough. As Vice President of Global Clinical Development, CNS, he was responsible for the clinical development of all SP central nervous system drugs, globally. Major achievements included developing and executing a bioequivalence registration strategy for a new formulation of Temodol, for glioblastoma, which led to a simultaneous global registration. He also designed and executed multiple global development programs. Earlier at Schering-Plough, Rudolf held various clinical operation positions with increasing responsibility. He held similar positions at Chiron Corporation and at Smith Kline Beecham. Rudolf obtained his medical degree in Hong Kong and did subsequent training in England. He is a member and Chair of the Data Monitoring and Safety Board and Protocol Review Board for the Clinical Trial Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institute of Health in the USA (NIH). He is also a member of several advisory panels and grant review panels for NIH.