Co-Founder of Berkley HeartLab to Lead Medical Affairs at Celera
Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Robert Superko, MD, most recently Executive Director of Genomics and Human Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta’s Translational Research Institute, to Celera. Celera is a healthcare business delivering personalized disease management through a combination of products and services incorporating proprietary discoveries, including a clinical services business, Berkley HeartLab (BHL). Celera commercializes a wide range of molecular diagnostic products and technologies to provide personalized disease management in cancer and liver diseases.
Dr. Superko is a world leader in the field of metabolic heart disease diagnosis and treatment, and genomics, which is the ability to tailor treatment specifically to a patient based on their genetic makeup. He has published over 100 manuscripts and 19 textbook chapters and is the author of BEFORE THE HEART ATTACKS, a book written for the lay public explaining advanced aspects of heart disease. In his role at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Superko continued his research to identify patients’ genetic susceptibility to heart disease, cancer and other chronic disease states. A co-founder of BHL, Dr. Superko will serve as Vice President of Medical Affairs where he will be the key medical spokesperson for the company’s products and services and the key liaison with physician and research collaborators, including academic medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, and the FDA.
“Superko will bring his deep scientific knowledge, world-renowned reputation, and great passion for understanding the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease to the company,” noted Tom Callaway, President of Life Science Partner. “There is no better person to prepare Celera’s market for the emerging revolution in personalized disease management.”
Dr. Superko earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California, San Diego, and his Medical degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He completed his Internship and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis.