Theo Gana, MD, PhD


Dr. Gana has over 19 years of management and hands-on operational experience in clinical research and development in the biopharmaceutical industry layered on a firm regulatory background.  Prior to his industry experience, Theo conducted clinical and laboratory research in academia for over 12 years.  His unique biopharma background/experience spans the entire new drug development process including the clinical trial process (Phases I – IV; clinical operations; and medical monitoring), animal toxicology and pharmacology testing.  He has successfully taken several drug products through development to approval for marketing in the USA (INDs & NDAs)


Theo has been a consultant to companies in the biopharmaceutical industry in the USA and Canada since 2004.  Prior to this, he was at Biovail Corporation (now Valeant Pharmaceutical International) where he set up and directed the Clinical Development Department as Director and Senior Director.  Prior to that, he was Clinical Study Director at Isoclinika, Inc., a subsidiary of Isotechnika, Edmonton, AB, Canada. In academia, Theo was Research Associate & Data Coordinator at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto & Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.  Theo was also an International Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery, SMRI, University of Alberta, where he concurrently received his PhD in Experimental Surgery.  He received his MD (MBBS) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. 



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