Patrizia A. Cavazzoni, MD

Patrizia Cavazzoni, MD is the Senior Vice President for Development Operations at Pfizer. Prior to this role, she was the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Safety and Established Products Regulatory. Previous to her joining Pfizer, she held leadership positions within the R&D organizations at Eli Lilly and Sanofi.

Dr. Cavazzoni earned her medical degree from McGill University. She served as a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and subsequently completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in mood disorders at the University of Ottawa, becoming a recipient of the American College of Psychiatrists’ Laughlin Fellowship. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, where she was actively engaged in clinical work, teaching and research of genetic predictors of mood disorders, authoring numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and a Fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Physician and Surgeons.