Richard Pasternak, MD

Richard Pasternak, MD

Richard Pasternak, MD retired from Merck in 2010, having served as Vice President, Clinical Research and Head Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area (2004-2008), and Vice President, Head of Global Scientific Affairs and Scientific Leadership (2008-2010). Dr. Pasternak also served as a key Senior Executive in a communications role for Merck regarding critical issues related to scientific affairs, and was a policy liaison for medical and scientific issues. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Pasternak was Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Cardiology Practice Plan, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, having been on the Harvard faculty since 1983. He received his BA and MD from Yale University and completed his medical and cardiology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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