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DOR BioPharma Appoints Brian L. Hamilton, MD, PhD as Chief Medical Officer
Date:3/13/2009

EWING, N.J., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DOR BioPharma, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DORB) (DOR or the Company) announced today that it has appointed Brian L. Hamilton, MD, PhD, as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hamilton is a recognized expert in both the global development of topically active steroids as well as in Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD) and has had a long and distinguished career of more than 25 years in both academia and industry, most notably at Wyeth and Astra, USA. Dr. Hamilton will lead DOR's clinical affairs, with an emphasis on the execution of its confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of orBec(R) (oral beclomethasone dipropionate or BDP) in the treatment of acute GI GVHD.

Dr. Hamilton earned his MD and PhD (Transplantation Immunology) at the University of Washington, Seattle, and trained in Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology, and Oncology. He began his training in bone marrow transplantation while in medical school, with further training at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA. His academic career, at the University of Washington and the University of Miami, focused on pediatric immunology and bone marrow transplantation. His research focus was in the immunobiology of GVHD in an animal model. He also spent several years as Chief of Immunology at the Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA with a clinical appointment on the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service at the University of California - San Francisco.

Following his academic career, Dr. Hamilton joined the pharmaceutical industry, initially at Astra, USA in Westborough, MA working on inhaled steroids (Rhinocort Aqua and Pulmicort Turbuhaler) for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma, including three successful new drug applications for these products. He has worked with several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Alkermes in multiple therapeuti
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