Alain Romero, MD, PharmD, PhD
Alain is the Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Relypsa Pharmaceuticals. Alain joined Relypsa in August 2015 with 25 years of experience in clinical research and development, medical affairs and business development. He has led clinical programs across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including drug delivery, anti-infectives, neuroscience, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, resulting in the successful filing and launch of several new pharmacological treatments. Before joining Relypsa, Alain was Vice President of Medical Affairs at Actelion, where he launched Opsumit® for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Previously, Alain spent 18 years at Pfizer, where he worked in early clinical research on licensing assets to late-stage development, domestically and internationally, before becoming responsible for Medical Affairs. Prior to joining the biotechnology/pharma industry, Alain practiced at the Rennes University Hospital, was a Research Fellow at Ciba-Geigy, and served as a consultant for several companies and on FDA-mandated audits. He was an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Rennes and the Miller Medical School in Miami. Alain has a Pharm.D. from the University of Rennes School of Medicine and Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Rhode Island.