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Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr.

Interim CEO


Mr. Pfenniger has served as a director of OPKO since January 2008. Currently, Mr. Pfenniger is Interim CEO of IntegraMed America, Inc., a privately held company that operates highly specialized outpatient centers in technology-based medical sectors. Mr. Pfenniger served as Chief Executive Officer and President for Continucare Corporation (NYSE:CNU), a provider of primary care physician and practice management services, from October 2003 until October 2011, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Continucare Corporation from September 2002 until October 2011. Previously, Mr. Pfenniger served as the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Whitman Education Group, Inc. from 1997 through June 2003. Prior to joining Whitman, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of IVAX from 1994 to 1997, and, from 1989 to 1994, he served as the Senior Vice President-Legal Affairs and General Counsel of IVAX. Mr. Pfenniger currently serves as a director of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX), a corporate education and training company, Safestitch Medical, Inc. (OTCQB:SFES), a medical device company, and IntegraMed America. As a result of Mr. Pfenniger’s multi-faceted experience as chief executive officer, chief operating officer and general counsel, he is able to provide valuable business, leadership, and management advice to the board in many critical areas. In addition, Mr. Pfenniger’s knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare business has given him insights on many aspects of OPKO’s business and the markets in which OPKO operates. Mr. Pfenniger also brings financial expertise to the board, including through his service as Chairman of OPKO’s Audit Committee.

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chemistry, bio chemistry

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