2022 Speaker Profile
Craig H. Lipset, Industry thought leader, and former Head of Clinical Innovation, Pfizer
Craig Lipset is a recognized leader at the forefront of innovation in clinical research and medicine development. He is an advisor to technology and biopharmaceutical companies, leading universities, and the venture community, bringing vision and driving action at the intersection of research, digital solutions, and patient engagement.
Craig was the Head of Clinical Innovation and Venture Partner at Pfizer, on the founding Operations Committee for TransCelerate Biopharma, and on the founding management teams for two successful startup ventures (Perceptive Informatics and Adnexus Therapeutics). During that time, Craig designed and launched multiple industry firsts -- from the first fully remote/virtual clinical trial for a new medicine to the first returning of results and data to research participants.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, the MedStar Health Research Institute, and the People-Centered Research Foundation (the central office for PCORnet), as well as on the Editorial Board for Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science.
Craig has been listed among the PharmaVOICE most inspiring people in the life sciences, Pharmaceutical Executive’s Emerging Leaders, CenterWatch Top 20 Innovators in Clinical Trials, and the AlleyWatch Who's Who in eHealth. He studied Music at Brandeis University and earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia. When not working to accelerate research, Craig can be found at hockey rinks, dance recitals, or dog walks.