Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

Scientific Advisor, Gastroenterology

Dr. Francis A. Farraye serves as Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology and Co-Director, Center for Digestive Disorders, at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Farraye is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. Across his professional career, he has published over 350 original manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, with particular clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. Dr. Farraye has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the New England Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Farraye received a MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a MSc (Epidemiology) from Harvard University. 

 

Paul Ginsburg, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Intellectual Property

Dr. Paul Ginsburg is considered one of the foremost patent experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely on patent prosecution and licensing. Earlier in his career, he served as Head of the New York Patent Department at Pfizer Inc. Prior to his 20-year career at Pfizer, he was a senior attorney at Schering-Plough. Dr. Ginsburg was subsequently recruited by Merck and then by Fish & Neave. He is perhaps most well-known for authoring the patent covering Schering-Plough's blockbuster drug, Claritin. Since 2011, Dr. Ginsburg has advised Cellceutix, including authoring the patent for Kevetrin. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the City College of New York. Dr. Ginsburg received a PhD (Chemistry) from the City University of New York and a JD from Columbia University. 

 

Stephen Sonis, MD

Scientific Advisor, Oral Mucositis

Dr. Sonis is one of the world’s foremost experts in the research and clinical treatment of cancer-related oral mucosal toxicities. He currently holds appointments at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as Professor of Oral Medicine (part-time), and is a Senior Surgeon at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Sonis also is a Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Biomodels, LLC, a preclinical contract research organization. Widely respected by his professional peers, he is the author of over 250 original publications, reviews and chapters, 11 books, and 5 patents, serves on a number of editorial boards, and is a founding member of the International Society of Oral Oncology and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. Dr. Sonis is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard University and completed his post-doctoral education at Oxford University.