Nerissa is the Chief Medical Officer of a biotech company, member of the Board of Directors of a public biotech company and a pediatric endocrinologist. She transitioned into the biotech/pharma industry early in her career and brings 15 years of experience working in biotech/pharma. Her career in pharma/biotech started in Medical Affairs as a Medical Director. She then strategically moved to another company to gain Clinical Development experience and expertise. She has worked in small to large biotech/pharma organizations including both private and public companies. She also holds an MBA from Northeastern University. She is passionate about her work and wants to help other physicians understand the possibilities of a fulfilling career in the pharma/biotech industry. Nerissa is the CEO and Founder of The Pharma IndustryMDCoach (www.industryMDCoach.com) and will transparently share the pros and cons, ups and downs, benefits and trade-offs of working in biotech/pharma and help you evaluate if pursuing a role in industry is right for you. Once you’ve decided to take the first step, she will help you navigate the process.