Jeffrey A. Chodakewitz, M.D.
Board of Directors
Jeffrey A. Chodakewitz, M.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2018. Dr. Chodakewitz has decades of experience holding leadership positions in world class drug development organizations. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Clinical Medicine and External Innovation, at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Until April 2018, Dr. Chodakewitz held the roles of Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs, at Vertex and was a member of the Vertex Executive Committee. Prior to joining Vertex in 2014, he spent over 20 years at Merck & Co., where he served in a number of positions including Head of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Global Development, Senior Vice President of Global Scientific Strategy (Infectious Disease, Respiratory & Immunology) and Senior Vice President of Late Stage Development. Prior to Merck, he served in academic positions at Yale University School of Medicine and New York University’s Bellevue Medical Center. Dr. Chodakewitz is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine (both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease). He holds a B.S in Biochemistry cum laude from Yale University and an M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine.