OrphanDC’s

ORPHANDC MULTIFUNCTIONAL TEAM

Pharmaceutical Physician (MD) with over 35 years of experience in formulating and executing strategic Scientific Affairs programs in Latin America. He has worked for Pfizer, Hospira, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Hoechst, among others.

Felipe Rodriguez, MD

Scientific Affairs Lead

Over 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, dealing with clinical research, patient advocacy, access management, diagnostics programs, business development and business operations. Has occupied technical and operational positions at Alexion and

Sanofi-Aventis

Thiago Favano, PharmD

Senior Clinical Development Lead

Over 16 years of experience within the health sector, especially in therapeutic areas related to hematology, nephrology, genetics, oncology, intensive care, and rare diseases. has occupied managerial positions in companies such as Abbott, Alexion, Hospira, and Shire.

Daniel Zequeto SEM

Principal

Lawyer with over 20 years of experience dealing with international contracts, digital compliance, data protection, intellectual property, and corporate law. He has provided services for companies such as Abbvie, Amil, KPMG, Novartis, PWC, among others.

Beto Cardoso, Counsel

General Counsel

Over 28 years of experience dealing with government affairs, patient advocacy, and logistics within the pharmaceutical industry. He has occupied managerial positions in companies such as Abbott, Genzyme, and Novo Nordisk.

Roberto Fernandes

Government & External Affairs Lead

Brings two decades of international experience assisting multinational clients in Latin America, the US, Europe and the Middle East with regulatory, public affairs and strategic communications challenges.

Prior to co-founding Concordia, he was Director at an international policy consultancy in New York, Brussels and São Paulo; policy manager at the US Council for International Business and an analyst at the World Bank.

He holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Middlebury College and an MA in Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Davis Hodge

Partner Policy & Public Affairs – Concordia

Tatiana Cacioli

Partner Regulatory Affairs – Brainlike

Denise Ricardo

Partner Regulatory Affairs – Brainlike 

ORPHANDC MULTIFUNCTIONAL TEAM

Silvia Airas, PharmD

Patient Advocacy Specialist

Nurse and Case Manager with almost 10 years of experience in rare diseases, having worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, among others.

Jaquelini Santos, RN

Patient Advocacy Specialist

Leonardo Araujo, PhD

Clinical Science  Liaison - Brazil

Nurse with over 10 years of 
experience in nephrology 
and intensive care for 
oncology patients. She has 
occupied leadership 
positions in main Brazilian 
hospitals such as A 
Beneficência Portuguesa, 
Santa Marcelina, AC 
Camargo Cancer Center, 
among others.

Lilian Guardian, RN

Senior Clinical Development Liaison

Gretel Rodriguez, PhD

Clinical Science Liaison - LATAM

Mellina Molina, RN

Senior Clinical Development Liaison

ORPHANDC MULTIFUNCTIONAL TEAM

Over 5 years of experience at Alexion, especially in therapeutic areas related to hematology, nephrology, genetics and rare diseases. He has worked with Business Intelligence & Marketing, focusing on market assessment, development, and incorporation of new drugs.

Arthur Furlan

Alliance & Project Management Lead

Over 20 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, in all managerial areas related to operations and finances.

Carla Wolff

Operational Analyst

Renato Szpigel

Financial Manager

Maria Rezende, PharmD

Quality Lead

ORPHANDC SR. MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

Douglas Sato, MD, PhD

Senior Medical Advisor Neurologist

Lilian Palma, MD, PhD

Senior Medical Advisor Neprology

Paulo Alvarenga, MD, PhD

Apellis Dedicated Hematology Director

Stanley Araujo, MD, PhD

Senior Medical Advisor Pathologist