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Since 2003 Dr. Chettiath has gained significant experience within the biologics industry managing and supporting the development, promotion, and education of novel plasma drug therapeutics-able and excited to work on individual and team levels within Medical Affairs and among cross-functional groups in executing projects. He has been successful in driving key relationships with external stakeholders and building credibility among internal colleagues at both small and large corporations on a national level and on a global scale. Years of exposure within Medical Affairs has led to commercial involvement in the brand management of licensed products and business development for pipeline products. Supplemented by recent education and experience, is the interest to further a career focused on medical-scientific strategy, strategic business operations and organizational development for Global Medical Affairs.

  • Director, Global Medical Affairs at Baxalta US, Inc (formerly Baxter BioScience)
  • Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs at Baxter Healthcare (BioScience Division) 
  • Associate Director, US Medical Affairs at Octapharma USA 
  • Senior Medical Science Liaison at Talecris Biotherapeutics (formerly Bayer Biologicals)
  • Hospital In-Patient Pharmacist at University of Chicago Hospital
  • Lab Assistant at University of Illinois Center of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Lab Assistant at UCSD Rose Stein Clinical/Molecular Science Center.
  • Specialties: knowledge of plasma derived protein therapeutics, rare diseases, immunology, neurology, transplant, dermatology, in-patient pharmacy services.


Current Experience

  • Director, Global Medical Affairs Strategy
    Since April 2014

Past Experience

  • Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs
    April 2012 --- March 2014

  • Associate Director, US Medical Affairs
    August 2010 --- April 2012

  • Sr. Medical Science Liaison
    December 2003 --- September 2010

  • Inpatient Pharmacist
    January 2002 --- January 2003


Self Assessment :
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LinkedIn Assessment :
HealthcarescienceBiochemistryCell biologyProtein chemistryoncologyClinical trialsPharmaceutical IndustryManaged CareClinical researchImmunologyHematologyBiotechnologyPharmaceuticsLife SciencesEducational LeadershipPharmacistsPharmacovigilanceConference OrganizationClinical DevelopmentPharmacyMedical affairsPharmaceutical salesAdvisory BoardsMedical EducationDiabetesInfectious diseasesHospitalsAdult EducationEndocrinologyConventionsCommitteesCommittee LiaisonNeurology


  • MBA in Healthcare MBA from The George Washington University - School of Business in 2010
  • PharmD in Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002
  • BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from University of California, San Diego in 1997


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Area / Region

Los Angeles, CA, United States


Driving License
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