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Dr. Lori McDonald

Vice President, Quality & Compliance

Dr. Lori McDonald became Vice President, Quality & Compliance for MDS Pharma Services in May 2008. In this role, she is responsible for building and managing quality and regulatory compliance systems across all MDS Pharma Services business platforms, to ensure compliance in relation to regulatory stakeholders and clients.

Dr. McDonald brings strong credentials to this key leadership position. Before joining MDS she served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs with Alder Biopharmaceuticals (Bothell, Washington). Prior to that, from 2001 to 2006, Dr. McDonald held a series of leadership roles within Cardinal Health, culminating as Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs.

A medical technologist by training, Dr. McDonald began her career with a number of hospital appointments in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Michigan. In 1993, she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry, working for Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Illinois), first as a Research Scientist, then Senior Research Scientist. From there she joined Ligand Pharmaceuticals (San Diego, California), assuming increasingly responsible leadership positions in Formulation, Pharmaceutical and Analytical Development, Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls, and Contract Manufacturing.

Dr. McDonald holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of North Dakota, an M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan.

Location: King of Prussia, PA    |    Contact: 1-800-554-0502
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