Purdue Pharma (Canada) appoints Dr. Tom Koutsavlis as new Vice President, Research and Development

July 5, 2017

Dr. Tom Koutsavlis
PICKERING, ON, July 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Dr. Tom Koutsavlis, MD, MSc, FRCPC, MBA, has joined Purdue Pharma (Canada) as Vice President, Research and Development (R&D). Tom brings to Purdue Pharma (Canada) more than 20 years of success and senior level experience within the academic, government and corporate healthcare sectors, including several research-based pharmaceutical companies. Tom is an accomplished Epidemiologist and holds a Community Medicine Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

“After knowing Tom for over two years, I know he has the experience, strong leadership skills, business acumen and passion for helping patients needed to be successful in this role,” said Dr. Craig Landau, President and CEO, Purdue Pharma (Canada). “We look forward to Tom’s energy and expertise as we continue to advance our fully integrated R&D capability and leverage our discovery and development partnerships.”

As Vice President, Research and Development, Tom is responsible for the external R&D strategy, and the management of all current and future plans involving our Pharmaceutics, Analytics, Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory Affairs functions.

“Looking towards the bright future of this company, I’m excited to be part of the Purdue Pharma (Canada) team and its broader network of independently associated companies,” said Dr. Tom Koutsavlis, Vice President, Research and Development, Purdue Pharma (Canada). ”Along with the full R&D team here, and our valued partners, I intend to continue to discover and bring innovative drug candidates to the patients who need them.”

Most recently, Tom’s experience includes Vice President roles in both International and United States Medical Affairs at Shire and Senior Director leadership of Global Clinical Epidemiology at Abbott Laboratories. Tom has also held positions in the Montreal Regional Public Health Directorate and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He earned a Master of Science and a Doctor of Medicine from McGill. He is both a Quebec College and Royal College certified specialist physician in Public Health & Community Medicine, and received his Master of Business Administration from the John Molson School of Business. Tom sits on numerous corporate, philanthropic and community boards.

About Purdue Pharma (Canada)

Purdue Pharma (Canada) is a research-based pharmaceutical company with its headquarters, R&D operations and manufacturing located in Pickering, Ontario. The company is a leader in the research and development of medicines for the treatment of pain and central nervous system disorders (ADHD) and a growing pipeline of prescription and over the counter products. Privately held, Purdue Pharma (Canada) is independently associated with the worldwide Purdue/Napp/Mundipharma network of companies.

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For further information:
Sarah L. Robertson,
Director of Communications,
Purdue Pharma (Canada),
Pickering, ON, Canada
media@purdue.ca