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John F. Neylan, MD

SVP, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Neylan, an accomplished nephrologist, transplantation specialist, and biopharmaceutical executive, joined the Company in April 2015 as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Neylan brings to Keryx broad-based experience in all phases of therapeutic development across primary care, specialty and rare disease indications.  Most recently, and since 2008, Dr. Neylan, served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, at Genzyme Corporation, focusing on specialty metabolic diseases.  From 2000-2008, Dr. Neylan served as Vice President, Research and Development for Wyeth Research, overseeing the clinical development of transplantation therapeutics and providing medical affairs support to the transplant franchise.

Prior to joining industry, Dr. Neylan held prestigious positions in academia, including Professor of Medicine at Emory University and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UC Davis, serving at both institutions as Medical Director of the respective Renal Transplant Programs, with oversight of the clinical research programs. Dr. Neylan received his BS from Duke University and his MD from Rush Medical School in Chicago.  He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University and fellowships in Nephrology and in Transplantation and Immunogenetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University. Dr. Neylan has a proven track record for successful INDs, NDA/BLAs, and MAAs involving NCEs, polymers, biologics and RNA-based therapeutics and has authored more than 70 scientific manuscripts and book chapters.  He is Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation and past Board Member of the National Kidney Foundation, and a past Industry Representative on the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee.

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