Rosalind Fabunmi, PhD Joins Edwards Lifesciences as Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Rosalind Fabunmi, PhD as Senior Director, Medical Affairs with Edwards Lifesciences.

Edwards is committed to focusing on the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment to lifetime outcome, and Fabunmi has a rare combination of skills and experiences which make her highly qualified for her new role. With compelling data on the high individual and societal costs of valvular disease, Edwards is seeking to address the significant unmet need for care.

Fabunmi will lead Edwards’ evidence development and publication strategy in order to call attention to the prevalence and costs of valvular disease. Importantly, she will also serve as the public face of the company on these issues, engaging key opinion leaders to address the broad lack of awareness.

Fabunmi joins Edwards already possessing subject matter expertise in structural heart disease. Earlier in her career, she served in medical affairs roles for transcatheter aortic valve replacement technologies with Medtronic. Notably, she has also served in medical affairs roles in the pharmaceutical industry, working on heart failure products with Merck and Amylin Pharmaceuticals.

Most recently, Fabunmi served as Senior Director, Medical Affairs with the diabetes company Zafgen. The pharmaceutical industry has blazed the trail on burden of disease data and its use, so Fabunmi’s combination of medical device and pharmaceutical experience in Edwards’ disease space makes her exceptionally qualified for this role. In a career primarily focused on medical affairs, Fabunmi’s experience also encompasses health economics and outcomes research, rendering her almost unique in terms of the skills she brings to Edwards.

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.

Dave Booth Joins Be The Match as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Dave Booth as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs with Be The Match.

Booth is a seasoned quality executive with a broad background in building and leading global quality teams within the medical device industry. At Smiths Medical, Booth was Head of Quality for the Infusion Systems Business Unit, but also Senior Director, Post Market Quality, overseeing 35 product lines and establishing new product quality leadership roles.

At Greatbatch Medical, he facilitated the company’s transformation from a supplier to a medical device manufacturer by implementing a quality program. Previously, Booth led the quality organization within Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm Management business and created a new organization for Design Assurance and Product Monitoring.

Booth understands how to build and lead a quality organization and to prepare a company to enter a new regulatory environment. Throughout his career, Booth has overseen teams ranging from small post-market groups to large, multi-site premarket teams. Trained as a statistician, Booth often approaches problem solving by applying his analytical skills in conjunction with insights stemming from his extensive experience in the industry.

Booth will play a pivotal role in helping Be The Match during its next stage of growth and development. The organization is best known as the world’s largest provider of unrelated matched bone marrow donors for life-saving therapies. As allogenic-derived cell therapies are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer and genetic illnesses, Be The Match is preparing to become the preferred supplier of hematopoietic cells to enable these therapies. Booth’s leadership skills and his years of experience managing interactions with the FDA render him well-suited to prepare Be The Match for the regulatory rigors of FDA oversight they will face as they move into the cell therapy space.

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.