Michael Friedman, M.D.
Michael A. Friedman, M.D. has been one of our directors since December 2003. In
2014, Dr. Friedman completed a decade of service as the President and Chief
Executive Officer of the City of Hope National Medical Center. Previously, from
September 2001 until April 2003, Dr. Friedman held the position of Senior Vice
President of Research and Development, Medical and Public Policy, for Pharmacia
Corporation and, from July 1999 until September 2001, was a senior vice
president of Searle, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company. From 1995 until June
1999, Dr. Friedman served as Deputy Commissioner for Operations for the Food and
Drug Administration, and was Acting Commissioner and Lead Deputy Commissioner
from 1997 to 1998. He joined the board of Celgene Corporation in February 2011
and the board of Smith & Nephew plc in April 2013. Dr. Friedman received a
Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University, New Orleans,
Louisiana, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas,
Southwestern Medical School.