Susan Thomas

MA, Executive Director, Peri- and Post-Approval Research Operations

Susan brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and life sciences field, including 20 years of leadership in pharmaceutical research. She has a wide range of experience in managing complex research projects resulting in regulatory filing, marketing approvals and post approval publications to support prescribing and reimbursement practices. Susan provides project management oversight for interventional research encompassing Phase IIIb/IV peri/post-approval projects and extended access programs in Neuroscience and General Medicine.

Before her tenure at PPD, Susan was Head of North American Regulatory Affairs at Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Ltd in Chapel Hill, NC where she had a significant role in start-up of the company’s North American headquarters and led the regulatory filing for a 505(b)(2) NDA and two ANDAs (all of which were approved and marketed). Earlier in her career, she worked as a registered nurse providing direct patient care in the hospital and home infusion provider environments with increasing levels of responsibility up to Vice President of Clinical Services at Biomedical Home Care, Inc. As complex healthcare moved out of the traditional acute care settings, Susan became involved in consulting with managed care payers to review large health claims and set up systems to identify their members with catastrophic illnesses to receive personalized case management which maximized the members’ benefit over the course of time in the real world, alternate care setting.

Susan holds a Masters in Business Administration focused on global management, a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration and an Associates Degree in Nursing. Her clinical and therapeutic experience includes hematology and oncology, neuroscience, gastrointestinal and infectious diseases, nutrition support and vascular access/infusion therapy.