Michael R. Kurman, MD, has spent twenty-eight years in the oncology drug development field.  He is a board certified medical oncologist who practiced community oncology in New Jersey where he participated as an investigator in oncology clinical trials sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the Memorial Adjunct Staff Oncology Group (MASOG).  During his career in the pharmaceutical industry, he has held positions of progressive responsibility at Janssen Pharmaceutica as Director of Oncology, at Cyotgen Corporation as Senior Director of Research and at U.S. Bioscience as Vice-President for Research.  Prior to establishing his consultancy, Dr. Kurman served as Vice-President for Clinical and Scientific Operations for Quintiles’ Oncology Therapeutics Division.  In his twenty­-one-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Kurman has been involved in the regulatory review or commercial launch of four new oncology products.  Dr. Kurman received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in biology from Syracuse University and his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College.  He received his training in internal medicine at the State University of New York – Upstate Medical Center, and his oncology training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Kurman has served on the scientific advisory boards of several companies and has served on the boards of Avalon Pharmaceuticals and Thallion Pharmaceuticals.  He is also a past member of the Syracuse University Biology Alumni Advisory Board and serves on the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion in the Master of Clinical Trials Program at New York University and is a member of several professional societies.