Title: Chief Medical Officer (Retired)
Company: Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Location: Parainen, Finland
Ilse Piippo, MD, Retired Chief Medical Officer at Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology.
A celebrated figure in the field of pharmaceutical science, Dr. Piippo amassed more than 35 years of professional experience in her areas of expertise prior to her retirement from the industry in 2017. From 2006 to 2017, she acted as the chief medical officer and vice president of drug development at Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a drug development corporation in Finland that specializes in the advancement of innovative drugs for the treatment of cancer and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Prior to this appointment, she served a number of companies in similar positions, including at Sanofi-Aventis, where she was the senior director of regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, and quality assurance from 2003 to 2006.
From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Piippo was the vice president of vaccine safety and clinical development for FIT Biotech, and from 1998 to 2000, she acted as the vice president of regulatory affairs at BioTie Therapies Ltd. For a brief period of time, she served as a consultant for Bona Parte from 1997 to 1998. She commenced her career as the head of regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and pharmacovigilance and head of analytical and pharmaceutical development at Orion Yhtyma Oy from 1980 to 1995, which was preceded by her role as a pharmacology teacher at the University of Eastern Finland from 1974 to 1979.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Dr. Piippo pursued a formal education and obtained a Master of Science in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Helsinki in 1973. She followed this accomplishment with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Eastern Finland in 1979, the same year she became a licensed physician through the Finnish Medical Association. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, she completed a doctorate with special competence in pharmaceutical medicine in 1990.
A leading voice in the industry, Dr. Piippo maintains affiliation with several organizations, including as a lifetime member of the Finnish Medical Association. Notably, she also serves as a lifetime member and fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, having become an overseas fellow in 2012. In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments, she was honored as an International Business Leader by the International Association of Business Leaders in 2003.
The proud parent of one child, Dr. Piippo enjoys reading, listening to jazz music, gardening, and doing glasswork in her spare time. Looking toward the future, she plans on enjoying her retirement while performing light consultant work on the side.
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