MD, PhD, Sr. Director Medical Affairs, MSD Greece, Cyprus & Malta
Lazaros Poughias, MD, PhD, is Senior Director Medical Affairs at MSD Greece, Cyprus & Malta. Board Certified Neurologist in 1992 with PhD in Neurology from the University of Thessaloniki. Clinical Research fellow at B Neurologic Clinic AHEPA Hospital, University of Thessaloniki, between 1992-1996. Postgraduate specialization in Headache, Neuropathic pain at the University of Trondheim/Norway with Prof. Ottar Sjastaad in 1994. In January 1997, he joined Pharmaceutical Industry as Medical Advisor at Glaxo/Welcome while continuing Private Clinical practice in Athens.
In 2001 he joined Gilead Sciences as Medical Director Asia until 2003 when he was appointed Regional Medical Director for Greece, Turkey, Middle East, India and Egypt based in Athens. In June 2008 he moved to Gilead Sciences HQ in London as Medical Affairs Lead Middle Size Countries in Europe. In January 2011 he joined Shire, an Orphan Drug Manufacturing Company at HQ in Switzerland, as Regional Director Europe, Middle East, Africa for Gaucher Disease, and June 2012 assumed responsibilities of Global Medical Director for Gaucher Disease until February 2014. In September 2014 he joined MSD as Medical Affairs Lead Greece, Cyprus and Malta based in Athens.