Michael J. Vasconcelles
Chief Medical Officer
Michael Vasconcelles, M.D. is responsible for defining the strategic vision and leading the execution of Unum’s clinical program. He is an industry veteran with extensive experience in managing multiple clinical programs. Dr. Vasconcelles previously served as Senior Vice President and Global Head for Oncology at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. While there, he led the development of the oncology portfolio from candidate selection through life cycle management, including a portfolio of marketed oncology products and throughout all stages of preclinical and clinical development. Prior to 2012, Dr. Vasconcelles served as Global Therapeutic Area Head, Transplant and Oncology, at Genzyme. He was responsible for the clinical development and product support of Genzyme's hematologic transplant and oncology portfolio. As a member of the Transplant and Oncology Management team, and Chair of the Transplant and Oncology R&D Council, Dr. Vasconcelles also provided strategic support and oversight to oncology research, business development and commercial strategy for the business. In 2011, following the acquisition of Genzyme by Sanofi, he led the realignment of Genzyme Oncology R&D with Sanofi Global Oncology and was named the Head, Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics.? Before he joined Genzyme, Dr. Vasconcelles was a full time associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He remains an associate physician at both institutions. He has been on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School since 1996, where he is currently a clinical instructor of medicine.? Dr. Vasconcelles recieved both his B.A. and his M.D. from Northwestern University.