Denis Patrick, PHD is Vice President, WRDM and Head of Partnering Innovation, the R&D Lead for the Innovative Medicines Initiative at Pfizer, and Managing Partner of Pfizer Ventures. Denis capitalizes upon his experience in evaluating external opportunities to identify and manage equity investments. He currently has responsibility for Pfizer’s investments in AnTolRx, Aquinnah, Bolt, eFFECTOR, EvolveImmune, FoRx, Metabomed, MISSION Therapeutics, and NextCure.
Previously, Denis served as Head of Oncology Licensing for Worldwide R&D at Pfizer from 2010 to 2018. In this capacity some of his recent executed agreements included acquisitions of Medivation and BIND Therapeutics, and research licenses with CytomX, Stemcentrx, iTeos, BioAtla, Western Oncolytics and Arvinas. Prior to coming to Pfizer, Denis worked for several large pharma oncology organizations, including Merck, DuPont Pharma, and GSK. He contributed significantly to several oncology drug discovery efforts that led to the approval of three marketed therapeutic agents including nelarabine, trametinib, and dabrafenib.
Denis received his BS in Biochemistry from SUNY, a MS in Biology from UCSD and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.