Title: Cardiologist, Consultant
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Lawrencevile, New Jersey, United States
Hubert Pouleur, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, Cardiologist, and Consultant at Pfizer Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiovascular surgeries.
Going into the field of medicine was determined when Dr. Pouleur was 18. He was interested in the mysteries of medicine, so he studied biology and decided to go with medicine in general. Then picking a cardiovascular concentration because he did research in cardiovascular and did experimenting with cardiovascular surgeries. Dr. Pouleur told his professor he was going to be an aesthete and his professor said don’t do that you will be bored, so he stuck with studying cardiovascular. Dr. Pouleur wasn’t inspired to go into his professor because of his upbringing or family history, but because he was interested in biology and chemistry. The way things worked out he went into medicine. He was invited to do research as a student. Dr. Pouleur matriculated at the University of Louvain in Belgium, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1980. He also received a Cardiology Diploma in 1978. While earning his degrees, Dr. Pouleur interned did his residency and became a fellow in internal medicine with the University of Louvain from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, he was an international research fellow with the Public Health Service at the University of California San Diego.
Dr. Pouleur is proud of being directly involved in the huge clinical trials that changed the way medicine is practiced. He also is proud of being able to bring the scientific community, with collaboration with many others, evidence-based medicine, which changed the way medicine is practiced today that has helped millions of people. An aspect of Mr. Pouleur’s career was assessing and clarifying the safety of the drugs and helping define the safety of the drugs, not necessarily just cardiovascular specific drugs. Dr. Pouleur began his career with the University of Louvain in 1983 remaining until 1994. While with the university, he held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. In 1993, he joined Pfizer Inc., where he would remain until his retirement in 2016. He held the positions of associate director of clinical research, executive director of the cardiovascular and metabolic group, and then vice president of the group. From 1996 to 2000, he worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb as the vice president of cardiovascular clinical research and development. Since 2016, Dr. Pouleur has been a consultant with Syntex Clinical Research in Palo Alto, California.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Pouleur received the Bekales Prize from the Bekales Foundation in 1986 and the Damman Prize from the Damman Foundation in 1977. He has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the National Institutes of Health and as a member of Atlantic Salmon Federation and Trout Unlimited. He is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.
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