Naveed Shams, MD, PhD
Sr. Corporate Officer, Head, Global R&D and Chief Science Officer
Santen Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Naveed Shams, M.D., Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer and the President and CEO of Santen Inc. Dr. Shams received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of South Carolina. After completing a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Schepens Eye Research Institute & Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, he served on the Research Faculty in the Department. His industry experience spans more than 20 years across multiple therapeutic areas and includes tenures with Genentech, Novartis Ophthamics, Opko Health, On Demand Therapeutics and Storz Ophthalmics.