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David Palacios, MD

Title: Executive Director of Patient Advocacy and Engagement
Company: Astellas Gene Therapies, Inc.
Location: North Miami Beach, Florida, United States

David Palacios, MD, Executive Director of Patient Advocacy and Engagement at Astellas Gene Therapies, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare administration.

With more than 25 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Palacios has excelled as the executive director for patient advocacy and engagement with Astellas Gene Therapies, Inc. in San Francisco, California since 2022. Prior to this position, he was active with Novartis AG as the head of patient access oncology for Latin America from 2005 to 2008, the head of global patient relations oncology from 2008 to 2013, the executive director for global patient advocacy oncology from 2008 to 2013, the head of global patient advocacy pharma from 2013 to 2021, and the executive director for patient engagement and immunology from 2021 to 2022. He previously served as the director of demand management with the Ministry of Health between 2003 and 2005. Dr. Palacios began his career as the executive director of health services for Cruz Blanca HMO from 1996 to 2003.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Palacios pursued an education at The El Bosque University in Bogotá, Colombia, from which he earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1986. He concluded his studies at Pontifical Javierian University in 1990, graduating with a Master of Health Administration. Following these accomplishments, he garnered his certification in marketing management from EAFIT University in 1993. As a testament to his stellar endeavors, Dr. Palacios was notably presented with the President’s Award from Novartis AG for three consecutive years.

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