Apnimed Appoints John Yee, MD, MPH, as SVP, Medical Affairs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apnimed, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing oral pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related disorders, announced today that it has appointed John Yee, MD, MPH as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Yee will lead Apnimed’s efforts to engage and inform the clinical community about Apnimed’s lead drug candidate AD109 as well as other pipeline assets as they progress through clinical development towards commercial launch.
Dr. Yee has more than 25 years of leadership experience at leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare technology companies, and at a major academic medical center. He has provided medical leadership for more than 10 new product launches and label expansions. Prior to joining Apnimed, Dr. Yee served as Chief Medical Officer at Sobi North America. Earlier in his career, he served in senior medical leadership roles at Genzyme Corporation, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Intarcia Therapeutics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Flexion Therapeutics. Dr. Yee currently serves on the scientific advisory board for Comera Life Sciences and previously served as a non-executive director on Comera’s board of directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome John with his experience and expertise in new product launches and expansions as our Phase 3 registration trials get underway for AD109, our first-in-class oral therapeutic for OSA,” said Larry Miller, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Apnimed. “John’s experience will be essential in informing clinicians about the emerging clinical data for AD109 in the treatment of OSA”.
Dr. Yee earned an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MPH in Health Care Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an AB from Harvard College. He completed his medical residency and fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to his career in industry, Dr. Yee held leadership roles at Boston Children’s Hospital and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
AD109 has been granted Fast Track designation by the FDA.
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