Klaus Romero, MD, MS
Dr. Klaus Romero is a prominent clinician scientist and scholar, who serves as Chief Science Officer at Critical Path Institute. As a recognized thought-leader, Dr. Romero established C-Path’s Quantitative Medicine Program and has been an instrumental leader in the growth of the organization’s portfolio of transformative consortia and public-private-partnerships across more than 16 medical product development areas. As both a scientist and an executive, Dr. Romero led the generation of actionable drug development tools in Alzheimer’s disease, which introduced a transformation in the drug development process for this indication. In tuberculosis, Romero’s leadership was instrumental in generating a drug development infrastructure that allowed the approval of the first new individual drug and the first new regimen for this disease, in more than 50 years. Dr. Romero’s leadership has also resulted in the transformation of medical product development paradigms for many other diverse areas, like polycystic kidney, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, as well as type 1 diabetes prevention, kidney transplantation, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and several other rare and orphan indications. As a trained clinical pharmacologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Romero is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, a founding member of the International Society of Pharmacometrics, as well as a member of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology. He is also an Associate Research Professor at the University of Arizona, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California and Arizona State University.