Directeur médical

Andrea Buschiazzo, MD, MBA

Andrea Buschiazzo, MD, MBA

Andrea Buschiazzo, MD, MBA, is a Senior Medical Director at Fortrea, a Board-Certified Rheumatologist and a Clinical Pharmacologist (University of Buenos Ares). At Fortrea, she offers therapeutic area expertise in inflammation and autoimmune diseases as well as global clinical development.

Dr. Buschiazzo is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and provides medical leadership on projects teams, medical/scientific consultation and therapeutic expertise globally. She oversees study specific medical/safety monitoring activities, ensuring compliance with ethical, legal and regulatory standards as well as Fortrea and Sponsor SOPs, representing the Medical Affairs department in business development activities.

She started her pharmaceutical career with Merck Sharp & Dohme in Medical & Scientific Affairs and Clinical Development, working in multiple therapeutic areas as an Associate Director before moving to a regional clinical development leader role at Servier for LATAM. Later, she worked at Kendle (then INC) as a Global Project Director and was responsible for successful development programs leading to registration of several innovative products before becoming a Managing Director at ICON.

Dr. Buschiazzo has 33 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and CRO industry and 34 years in clinical practice. She completed a fellowship in autoimmune diseases at the Clinic Hospital in Barcelona. She published many articles and posted abstracts at the main Rheumatology Congresses (ACR/EULAR/SAR).

She has provided global medical monitoring services and therapeutic advisory in almost all autoimmune diseases including Systemic Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis, Paget's disease, Sjögren's Syndrome, Vasculitis, Juvenile Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. She has experience as Global Project Director and Medical Monitor for 10 Lupus studies, including Lupus Nephritis (Phase II-III) and the trials running prior to the approval of belimumab as the first biologic for SLE.