Louis serves as executive medical director of Global Product Development for the gastroenterology therapeutic area at Evidera, a PPD business. In this role, he provides medical, scientific, and product development expertise to clients and internal operational and business development teams for projects related to gastroenterology and liver diseases.
Louis has been with PPD since February 2015 and has over 17 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in global development, including pivotal work on an NDA submission program and several successful sNDAs and EU Type II variations. Louis previously worked at Novartis, Schering-Plough, and Purdue Pharma where he held global clinical development positions. He is board certified in gastroenterology and prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, served as full-time faculty in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he was assistant director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center of New Jersey. Louis continues to hold a volunteer faculty appointment as clinical associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Louis completed his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed internal medicine training at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and a gastroenterology fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and holds an active license to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey.