“We have to stay ahead of the innovation curve and bringing new research and development opportunities forward in order to provide new antibiotics.”
Evan Loh, M.D. has been Paratek’s Chief Executive Officer since June, 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Loh served as Chief Operating Officer from January, 2017 to June, 2019 and as President and Chief Medical Officer from July, 2014, in each case until June, 2019.
Dr. Loh has been a member of our Board of Directors since July, 2014. Prior to the merger with Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Loh was appointed President in June 2014 and served as Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 2012 to June 2014. Previously, Dr. Loh served as Senior Vice President, Development and Strategic Operations, Worldwide Research and Development, at Pfizer. While at Pfizer, Dr. Loh’s responsibilities included scientific, operational, and strategic drug development oversight for all pre-proof of concept development phase programs and leading portfolio prioritization.
Dr. Loh joined Pfizer from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, where he was Vice President, Multiple Therapeutic Areas where he was responsible for global development strategy and clinical operational deliverables. At Wyeth, he led the successful global registration programs for Torisel and Tygacil. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Chair of the Antimicrobials Working Group, an industry leading organization of biotech companies focused on antimicrobial development. Dr. Loh served as a Director on the Board of Nivalis from 2012 until the completion of its sale to Alpine Immunotherapeutics in 2017.
Education & Accomplishments
Dr. Loh served as a faculty member at both Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Loh received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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