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Dr. Rajinder Kumar

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Co-Founder and Chief Medical Offi...

Company Description: Vitas Pharma, is a drug discovery company focused on identifying and developing novel therapies for infectious diseases, particularly, drug resistant nosocomial...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Medicine and Surgery
    University of Dundee , UK
  • University of Dundee
  • University of London
  • University of Birmingham
  • post-graduate diploma , psychiatry and neurology
    The Royal College of Surgeons
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Vitas Pharma - Team, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Rajinder Kumar
Dr. Rajinder Kumar is co-founder and chief medical officer of Vitas Pharma. He is a graduate of University of London, University of Birmingham and University of Dundee in Scotland. After completing his medical training in 1986, he obtained a Diploma in Psychological Medicine from The Royal College of Surgeons in 1990. Following a successful academic career, he joined SmithKline Beecham and obtained experience in all phases of Drug Development. In 1997 he became Vice-President and Director for Clinical Development and Medical Affairs in Neurosciences. He and his team developed a number of drugs, including Paxil which became a billion-dollar product. After the merger with Glaxo, Dr Kumar became the Vice- President in GlaxoSmithKline for Neuroscience. Thereafter, Dr Kumar became President of Research and Development for Ranbaxy Research Laboratories and then President of R & D and Commercial for Dr Reddy's Laboratories.
Dr. Kumar has published extensively and had been a presenter at various national and international scientific and clinical meetings. He is a member of various learned societies including European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and The Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Kumar is an independent committee member for The Wellcome Trust for Affordable Healthcare in India.
Rajinder ..., 2 May 2015 [cached]
Rajinder Kumar
Rajinder Kumar is a graduate of the University of Dundee Medical School and a diploma holder from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. He served as Vice President for Clinical Research at Glaxo-Smithkline PLC, then was Head of Research and Development at Ranbaxy Laboratories in India and subsequently served as the President of Research, Development & Commercialization at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.
Dr. Reddy's today announced ..., 30 April 2007 [cached]
Dr. Reddy's today announced Dr. Rajinder Kumar joining the company as its President- Research, Development & Commercialization.
Dr. Kumar will lead and integrate Discovery Research, Global Drug Development and Commercialization efforts, including differentiated products.
Kumar joins us at an exciting time. He brings in rich experience and the necessary management bandwidth to consolidate our new Chemical Entity (NCE) Research and drug development efforts. His expertise will help us accelerate our efforts to build a global innovation-led business."
Dr. Kumar graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Dundee, UK and is an alumnus of acclaimed institutions like the University of London and University of Birmingham. He is a member of several scientific and clinical organizations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Member of the Institute of Directors, U.K.
After a distinguished academic and clinical career, Dr. Kumar spent a large part of his career at SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo SmithKline where he held key executive positions of Vice President and Director - Neuroscience and GI, Smith Kline Beecham, USA; Vice President & Global Head of Psychiatry, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Glaxo SmithKline. He has also been the President, Research and Development, Ranbaxy Laboratories, India. Dr. Kumar and his team were responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy for experimental medicines and life cycle management, leading to products of differentiated value with significant commercial impact.
Dr. Raghav Chari - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 29 April 2015 [cached]
Dr. Rajinder Kumar
Dr. Rajinder ..., 6 July 2009 [cached]
Dr. Rajinder Kumar President — Discovery Research, Development and Commercialization (4)
Dr. Rajinder Kumar was the President and head of our Research, Development and Commercialization function until June 30, 2009. He is a graduate of the University of London, the University of Birmingham and the University of Dundee. After receiving his degree in Medicine and Surgery, he obtained his post-graduate diploma in psychiatry and neurology from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1990. He has held various leadership roles in the vision, development and implementation of the overall brand strategies to support the research and development and business development operations across different therapeutic areas within the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in drug development, regulatory affairs, and commercial strategy in North America, Europe, Japan and the rest of Asia. He has presented at various international meetings, has chaired international symposia and scientific advisory boards and has to his credit a range of highly respected publications. He is a member of many international scientific and clinical organizations, including being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Institute of Directors in the United Kingdom. He has an extensive history of building and managing strong result-focused teams. With his wide array of experience across research and development, expertise in regulatory affairs across the globe and clinical expertise, coupled with membership in various international forums, Dr. Kumar adds significant strength to our organizational capabilities. Prior to joining us, he was an independent consultant to several organizations in the areas of medical and commercial strategy and in the development of early stage molecules to proof-of-concept.
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