Ghaith is an experienced physician executive (MD & EMBA), American board certified and licensed rheuma-tologist, with over 20-years’ global medical experience. Throughout his career in the USA, he has gained nine-teen years of experience within various pharmaceutical companies, academia, patient-care, clinical trials and consulting combined with a background of numerous publications and speaking engagements. With more than 10-years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry at various roles with increasing responsibil-ities, he has obtained a vast experience and understanding of the different industry functions. Previously, he was an executive director at Horizon Pharma and a medical director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), where he participated in medical affairs, outcomes research, all phases (1-4) of clinical trials, regulatory reviews, data generation and dissemination, business development, and pharmacovigilance. He is a seasoned speaker with extensive experience directing CME and advisory board meetings and functions. While serving as the Chief of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology at the University of Florida, he was re-sponsible for establishing and leading various programs and activities including several multi-million dollars in operational and research budgets, and cross functional teams. Ghaith is a well published author with publications in top journals such as Arthritis & Rheumatism, BMJ, book chapters, and online publications. He has also presented several abstracts presentations at national and interna-tional meetings. He is passionate for patient-centric real-world outcomes, and driven to improve quality and de-livery of medical-care through innovation with a focus on product value proposition and life-cycle management.
Research Interests:Healthcare Outcomes;Gout; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Spondyloarthropathies; SLE; Patient reported outcomes (PROs)