Citius Pharmaceuticals Brings on Myron S. Czuczman, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President
CRANFORD, N.J., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. ("Citius" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing critical care drug products, announced today that Myron S. Czuczman, M.D., has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President. Dr. Czuczman was most recently Therapeutic Area Head, Vice President, Clinical Research and Development Global Lymphoma/CLL Program at Celgene Corporation. At Celgene, he was responsible for worldwide clinical development in Lymphoma/CLL and for the development of all compounds from Proof-of-Principle through registration globally.
Myron Holubiak, Citius CEO stated, "We are honored to have a colleague as qualified as Dr. Czuczman join the Citius team. He will be enormously helpful in furthering our development program for our planned iPSC-derived mesenchymal stem cell (iMSC) for the treatment of ARDS associated with CoVid-19. This, coupled with the advanced Phase 3 trials underway for Mino-Lok® and preparing an IND for Mino-Wrap, add to the importance of bringing in an executive of Dr. Czuczman's expertise, experience, and caliber to the team."
Prior to his tenure at Celgene, Dr. Czuczman served as Chief, Lymphoma/Myeloma Service in the Department of Medicine and Head of the Lymphoma Translational Research Laboratory in the Immunology Department at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY where he attained the title of tenured Professor of Medicine and Oncology prior to joining Celgene.
Dr. Czuczman received his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Weill Cornell North Shore University/MSKCC Program, followed by Medical Oncology/Hematology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.
Dr. Czuczman was a Founding Member and reviewer for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Lymphoma Guidelines compendium panel for nearly twenty years and he has greater than 180 peer-reviewed publications. He is a Diplomate in Internal Medicine, and is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and received numerous awards and accolades during his academic career.
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