Azmi Nabulsi, MD, MPH

Azmi Nabulsi


Dr. Nabulsi is chief operating officer and co-founder of Phathom Pharmaceuticals, a Frazier-founded company focused on the development and commercialization of novel treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and disorders. He is also an entrepreneur-in-residence on the Life Sciences team at Frazier Healthcare Ventures. Prior to joining Frazier and Phathom, Dr. Nabulsi was the deputy chief medical and scientific officer and head of global development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In these roles, he led all global R&D medical, regulatory, operations, and data analytics functions. In addition, he led the R&D strategic areas of portfolio management and planning, focusing on enhancing the pipeline and productivity. During his 14-year career at Takeda in the U.S. and Japan, Dr. Nabulsi has overseen global drug development for both early and late stage agents, bringing the majority of Takeda’s 21 new drugs in multiple therapeutic areas and countries to market. He was also responsible for the design and execution of the company’s major R&D transformation utilizing industry leading approaches to drive innovation. Dr. Nabulsi has led or directed partnerships and alliances in gastroenterology, central nervous system, oncology, immunology, and cardiovascular medicine and metabolism. Prior to Takeda, Dr. Nabulsi held leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories, including venture head of immunology and oncology ventures. Azmi has an M.D. from Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and an M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota.

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