Dr. Kauffman joined Onyx in November 2009 as Interim Chief Medical Officer. Most recently, Dr. Kauffman was Chief Medical Officer at Proteolix, Inc. where he was responsible for the clinical advancement of carfilzomib as well as their other pipeline candidates. Previously, Dr. Kauffman was President and Chief Executive Officer of EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (previously Predix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) from 2002 to 2008. From 1997 to 2002, he held a number of senior medical and program leadership positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played a key role in the development of the proteasome inhibitor VELCADE®. Earlier in his career, he served as Medical Director at Biogen Corporation (now Biogen Idec). Dr. Kauffman earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Amherst College and his M.D. and Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Johns Hopkins. He trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
About Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of people with cancer. The company, in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is developing and marketing Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets, a small molecule drug that is currently approved for the treatment of liver cancer and advanced kidney cancer. Additionally, Nexavar is being investigated in several ongoing trials in a variety of tumor types. Beyond Nexavar, Onyx has established a development pipeline of anticancer compounds at various stages of clinical testing, including carfilzomib, a next-generation proteasome inhibitor, that is currently being evaluated in multiple clinical trials
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