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Jay Ehrlich

Jay Ehrlich.

VP of Global Patient Safety, VP of Global Pharmacovigilance and Medical Device Vigilance
Jay Ehrlich is Vice President, Global Patient Safety, responsible for the groups who monitor Baxter’s drug, biologic, and medical device products for patient safety issues, communicating and minimizing any of those issues as they arise, as well as anticipating any potential safety issues as those drug and device products are developed. He is responsible for 140+ Safety employees globally and oversees the many aspects of PV, including Regional and Country PV, Safety Operations, PV Compliance, PV Risk Management and Epidemiology, Medical Safety Writing, Medical Review and Signal Detection and PV Technology. He also has responsibility Medical Device Vigilance, responsible for patient safety aspects of Baxter’s medical devices.

After practicing medicine until 2002, Jay began his career in Pharmacovigilance at Abbott Laboratories where he was responsible for Clinical Safety Evaluations, where his primary responsibility was Abbott’s blockbuster anti-TNF alpha biological, Humira. In 2005, he joined Baxter Healthcare, Inc. as the Director of (PV) Safety Operations. He continued his career growth at Baxter in expanding roles, and in 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of the Global Pharmacovigilance function, when he began to integrate the various global PV affiliates into a single global PV organization. In Sept 2013, he was given additional responsibility for part of the Medical Device Safety Organization, where he has focused on creating a single approach for device safety, as well as moving from a reactive approach to a proactive one.
Jay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1989. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He practiced Internal Medicine from 1996-2002 in the suburbs of Chicago in both a hospital-owned multispecialty medicine practice and a smaller private practice. He received his American Board of Internal Medicine certification in 1996 and again in 2006 and 2015. He is also a Board Member of the Lake County Board of Health.

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