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TherapeuticsMD Appoints Joel S. Krasnow, M.D. As Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Krasnow joins TherapeuticsMD from Intarcia Therapeutics, where as Chief Safety Officer he was responsible for managing and conducting ongoing safety surveillance on the Intarcia Therapeutics' products, including its lead diabetes product. He also provided scientific input to leverage Intarcia Therapeutics' technology across different clinical applications.

Prior to Intarcia Therapeutics, at Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Krasnow was promoted to Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of its Frontier Business Unit, where he led clinical development, provided clinical guidance to discovery projects and evaluated in-licensing opportunities. He previously spent over four years in the areas of immunology and metabolism at Hoffman-LaRoche, where as the Clinical Science Leader he led the analysis, reporting and presentation of the clinical data resulting in global product approvals for a monoclonal antibody to the interleukin-6 receptor Actemra ® (Tocilizumab), as well as the clinical development and medical marketing of Boniva ® (Ibandronate). He also worked at Novartis as the Senior Medical Director in the Arthritis and Bone Division leading to the registration of Reclast ® (Zoledronic Acid) for Paget’s disease and osteoporosis. During his four year tenure as Medical Director of Pfizer’s Global Prescription Business, he managed clinical and medical marketing programs for contraceptive and hormone replacement products. At Organon, he rose to Medical Director, Endocrinology and Women’s Health, and was the Clinical Lead for FDA interactions with Antagon ® (Ganirelix) and Mircette ®. He also worked at Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in Pharmaceutical and Managed Care and as a Medical Advisor at Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Krasnow received his Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, and his Masters of Business Administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a Fellow in the Department of Reproductive Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and spent his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago.

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