- Shamik Parikh
- Vice President, Head of Patient Safety Center of Excellence
Shamik Parikh is Vice President and Head of Patient Safety Center of Excellence at AstraZeneca. Shamik lead a team comprising of niche experts with a remit that spans across therapy areas in fields of Organ Toxicity, Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management, Safety Surveillance, and Safety Governance. In his role, Shamik also maintains oversight of strategic initiatives related to Safety Operations and Safety Systems. During his 14 year tenure at AstraZeneca, Shamik has gained hands-on experience in the fields of Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, and Patient Safety.
Shamik received his medical degree from Mumbai, India before immigrating to the US in pursuit of higher studies. He is US trained and boarded in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Endocrinology. In his academic career as an NIH Endocrine Fellow and during his Industry career, Shamik has co-authored over 25 publications and over 70 abstracts primarily in the fields of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. Shamik loves drug development, and in particular the application of science and technology that enables us to develop better medicines.