Ellen Strahlman, MD MHSc

Chief Medical Officer, Becton Dickinson

Ellen Strahlman, MD MHSc

Chief Medical Officer, Becton Dickinson

Ellen Strahlman, M.D., M.H.Sc., is the Executive Vice President for Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer for BD. In this role, she oversees BD's Innovation System, and the R&D and Medical Affairs functions. As an Executive Officer of the Company, she Co-Chairs the Science, Marketing, Innovation and Technology Committee for the BD Board of Directors; Co-Chairs BD's Innovation and New Product Development Council, and she leads the Office of Science, Medicine & Technology for BD, comprising more than 3500 associates worldwide.

Throughout her career, Ellen has, and continues to be, a passionate advocate for “innovation and access” in the healthcare industry, leading teams that provide the democratization of technology and access to high-quality healthcare. She has worked to create business solutions designed to deliver medicines, products and services on a global basis.

Dr. Strahlman joined BD in May 2013, from GlaxoSmithKline , having served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since 2008. As GSK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Strahlman had accountability for medical safety and patient matters for all programs in development and commercialized products in the Vaccines, Pharmaceutical and Consumer businesses. Prior to GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Strahlman held executive leadership roles at Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Bausch & Lomb.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Syncona Partners LLP, Advisory Boards for the British Medical Journal and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminars.

Ellen is a graduate of Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has medical qualifications in general surgery (Johns Hopkins) and ophthalmology (the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins). Finally, Ellen earned her Masters Degree in Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Carnegie-Mellon Physician Public Health Fellow.

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