Joan L. Drucker, MD is the Vice President and Global Head of the Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Center of Excellence. The IDV Center of Excellence is a cross-functional team charged with overall strategic guidance for clinical trials of infectious diseases or vaccines.
Dr. Drucker began her career in the pharmaceutical industry at Burroughs Wellcome Co and GlaxoWellcome (now GSK), and held senior leadership positions in both US and international clinical research and medical affairs. Subsequently she was Chief Medical Officer at Trimeris Inc., Radiant Development, and Accelovance. Dr. Drucker has broad therapeutic area experience, with a focus on infectious diseases and vaccines. She has directed successful regulatory submissions for INDs and NDAs in multiple indications.
Dr. Drucker graduated from Harvard University and from University of Virginia School of Medicine. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Faulkner Hospital (Tufts), she completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Drucker was a consulting faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke for 10 years. She holds an active medical license in North Carolina and maintains board certification in Internal Medicine.