ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TopAlliance Biosciences, a wholly own subsidiary of Shanghai Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180) today announced the appointment of Dr. Patricia Keegan, as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Dr. Keegan brings over three decades of experience as a board-certified medical oncologist, clinical researcher, and regulatory authority at FDA.
We are very glad to welcome Patricia on board, said Ning Li, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Junshi Biosciences. Dr. Keegan is an accomplished clinician and regulator with an impressive track record of advancing, reviewing and approving oncology products in the past 30 years. She will contribute significantly to the growth of the company as we thrive to expand Junshi/TopAlliances pipeline and advance drug programs toward regulatory approval globally.
Prior to joining TopAlliance, Dr. Keegan served at FDA for 30 years, latest as Acting Associate Director of Medical Policy Oncology Center for Excellence (OCE), Office of the commissioner; 16 years as Division Director of Oncology Products; 4 years as Deputy Director Division of Clinical Trial Design and Analysis; 8 years as Chief and Medical officer at Oncology Branch. Prior to FDA, Dr. Keegan was Clinical Assistance Professor and medical oncologist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Keegan received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She earned her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Keegan completed her residency in internal medicine at the Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, and her fellowship in medical oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York.
At TopAlliance as CMO, Dr. Keegan will provide leadership and supervision for TopAlliances clinical development programs. She will be responsible for the strategy, direction and execution of the companys clinical development plans, and a key member of the senior management team which sets the overall strategic direction of the company.
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