jeff-shermanChief Medical Officer & Executive VP, Horizon 

Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Sherman, MD, FACP, is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at Horizon Pharma based in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining Horizon Pharma, Jeff was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at IDM Pharma. He also served previously as Vice President of Clinical Science at Takeda Global Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at NeoPharm. In addition, Jeff held various positions at Searle/Pharmacia, including Director, Senior Director, and Executive Director of Clinical Research, for a variety of therapeutic areas, including infectious diseases, women’s health, sleep, central nervous system, and oncology. He also served as Head of Oncology Global Medical Operations. Prior to Searle/Pharmacia, Jeff worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Research. 


Jeff received his medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University, where he also served as chief medical resident. Additionally, he completed fellowship training at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) and was a research associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCSF. Jeff is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a member of a number of professional societies as well as a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Jeff is a Past President of the Drug Information Association (DIA) and a former member of the Board of Directors. He also was chairperson of the DIA Annual Meeting, received an Outstanding Service Award, is an inaugural fellow, and serves as the DIA liaison to the FDA Clinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Steering Committee. Jeff in addition serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP).

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