Senior Leadership

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Senior Leadership

Frank Santoro, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Frank is responsible for setting strategic direction for all medical affairs services at Synteract. This includes building infrastructure and framework to further expand Synteract’s medical and scientific capabilities, as well as overseeing staff involved in supporting client projects.

A CRO industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in clinical research, Frank has served as project physician for numerous domestic and international studies and has directed project team activities in the execution of Phase I-IV research programs.  He has extensive experience managing global operations and has worked in virtually every therapeutic area, with considerable experience in oncology in particular.

Prior to joining Synteract, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Novella Clinical.  Prior to that, he was Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs for Protherics, a UK-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology and critical care products.  Before Protherics, Frank spent 17 years in the CRO industry where he developed medical and clinical research capabilities to service clinical development programs.

Frank earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Ohio.


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