Yanshan Ma, MD, PhD, Joins Allergan As Senior Director, Medical Safety Physician

Former Senior Director, Global Safety Officer at The Medicines Company

Life Science Partner recruited Yanshan Ma, MD, PhD, to become Senior Director, Medical Safety Physician, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases for Allergan.  In her new role Dr. Ma will be responsible for the group’s safety strategy, pharmacovigilance and medical risk management.

Dr. Ma joins Allergan after leading a cross-functional safety management team at The Medicines Company where she was responsible for ensuring accurate safety evaluation and signal detection.  She’s been a key member in the growth of The Medicines Company.

“Dr. Ma has hands-on leadership experience of both small groups and matrix organizations of physicians and safety scientists,” commented Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.  “She has the work ethic and pharmacovigilence knowledge that will fit nicely with the entrepreneurial environment of Allergan.”

Dr. Ma earned her PhD in Biochemistry from East Tennessee State University’s James E. Quillen College of Medicine and her MD from Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in China.