Richard “Ric” Woodman, M.D., joined Onconova as Chief Medical Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining Onconova, Dr. Woodman served as Senior Vice President and Head of U.S. Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (USCDMA) which is responsible for all phase IB-IV oncology/hematology clinical programs. Ric provided strategic medical and scientific leadership for both marketed and development-stage compounds.
Previously, Ric served as Franchise Head for Hematology in Global Medical Affairs at Novartis Oncology. His responsibilities included global oversight of non-registration clinical programs and studies for Tasigna(r), Glivec(r), Odomzo(r), Panobinostat(r), Midostaurin(r) and CTL019. Before joining Novartis Oncology, Dr. Woodman was Senior Medical Director with Johnson & Johnson leading the Oncology franchise at Ortho Biotech Products, LP, where he supervised both investigator- and company-sponsored oncology and hematology studies for Procrit(r) in the U.S.
Dr. Woodman joined the faculty of the University of Calgary in Canada in 1990 and held appointments as Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Oncology and was a full member in the Immunology Research Group. He served as Acting Head for the Division of Hematology and Hematological Malignancies for the University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, and acted as a consultant in adult and pediatric hematology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Tom Baker Cancer Center, Foothills Medical Center, and Calgary Laboratory Services.
Dr. Woodman completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Institute in the Department of Experimental Medicine, and has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of hematology and immunology. He received his medical degree from the University of Calgary in June 1981.