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John C Davis Jr MD MPH MS

Board Member

John Davis, MD, MPH, MS, is an experienced physician-scientist drug developer and biotechnology executive with deep expertise across multiple platforms, technologies and therapeutic areas. He has a passion for developing novel therapeutics to improve the lives of patients and a track record of success in strategic leadership, global development and regulatory strategy across multiple therapeutic areas in biotechnology, mid-size and large pharmaceutical, and academic settings for nearly 30 years.


Dr. Davis serves on the board of directors at Rheos Medicines and is a strategic advisor and member of the Scientific Advisory Board at HIBio Therapeutics and Oak Hill Bio. He is President of Norte Health Consulting. He is also an attending volunteer physician at the Boston VA Medical Center Rheumatology Clinic.


Previous roles include Head of Research and Development/Chief Medical Officer and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Magenta Therapeutics; Senior Vice President of Early Clinical Development at Pfizer; Global Head of Immunology and Vice President at Baxalta (Acquired by Shire), Therapeutic Area Head and Senior Group Director Inflammation, Cardiovascular/Metabolism gRED at Genentech, and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Clinical Research Center, Lupus Clinic, and Spondylitis Clinic at UCSF.  


Dr. Davis earned an MD from the University of Maryland, an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the UC Berkeley, and an MS in Anatomy from the University of Maryland.  He trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology/Autoimmune Disease at UCSF and NIH.  He is a Fellow in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He has authored over 120 publications and book chapters and has held international leadership positions in his areas of research focus in autoimmune disease.