Amit Rakhit, MD

Amit Rakhit, MD

Chief Executive Officer

EDUCATION
B.A., Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
M.S., Clinical Investigation, Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., Columbia University School of Business
M.B.A, London Business School

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Sporos BioVentures
Ovid Therapeutics
Biogen
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Boston Children’s Hospital

Amit’s Flare Characteristics: a commitment to helping team members find professional growth experiences so they can create a lasting legacy at the company and a drive to recognize and celebrate diversity in all its aspects

Amit is a physician and healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership, clinical and operational experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

His core motivation is and has always been to enhance teams and companies defining new treatment approaches for patients in need. Amit has launched and grown start-up biotechnology companies and led global clinical development, medical affairs, and post-marketing development teams in therapeutic areas including rare disease, neurology, oncology and cardiology. He oversaw clinical development and commercialization strategy in roles as CEO of Sporos BioVentures and President and Chief Medical Officer of Ovid Therapeutics. Earlier in his career, he led global development, launch and commercialization initiatives teams for Spinraza® and Plavix®. Before turning his attention to the industry, he was a pediatric cardiologist on staff in the cardiac transplant service at Boston Children’s Hospital.

When he’s not working, Amit enjoys spending time with his husband Brad and their two English cream retrievers, Luna and Leo. He enjoys traveling and, as a bit of a foodie, enjoys finding new restaurants. He is an advisor Trustee of the Liberty Science Center in NJ, an advisory board member of the Healthcare Board of the Partnership Fund for New York City. A fun fact is that Amit worked with Mother Teresa at her orphanage in Kolkata, India. He also likes to spend time in Key Biscayne, Florida.

What is your attribute that you contribute to Flare?

I’ve led teams of a few people to almost a thousand. I believe my role as a leader is to remove barriers so people can accomplish their own professional goals and emerge as leaders across the pharma and biotech industry.

How does your Flare extend into the outside world?

Making a difference for people dealing with serious illnesses like cancer is part of the reason I came to Flare. The Flare team is driving cutting-edge science, and ultimately I’m excited to make an impact on patients and their families’ lives by developing new medicines to transform and improve medical practice.

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