Kiki Patel, PharmD
Kiki Patel, PharmD brings over 10 years of biopharmaceutical experience to Gilmartin Group, focused in scientific communications, medical messaging and corporate strategy. At the Gilmartin Group, Kiki advises public and private biotech clients on all aspects of investor relations and financing strategy. Her in-house biopharma experience enables her to get actively involved with her clients, offering strategic counsel and tactical support.
Prior to joining Gilmartin Group, Kiki was a Medical Science Liaison at various biopharma companies, where she was responsible for cultivating relationships with key external stakeholders, serving as a trusted medical resource for her customers. Kiki started her career in big pharma at Genentech/Roche, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi/Genzyme and later transitioned to a biotech start up [NASDAQ: KPTI]. At Karyopharm, she operated in a leadership role, partnering with the C-suite executives on investor communications, corporate strategy, and operating efficiencies through the company’s evolution from clinical to commercial stage. Kiki has served as a bridge between the research & development and commercial business units on the strategy and operations for >50 clinical trials and >20 product launches throughout her career.
Kiki received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelors of Science degrees from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a licensed clinical pharmacist in the state of Texas where she completed her residency training. Kiki has held an academic appointment as a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, where she taught a “Biopharmaceutical Industry” course to aspiring pharmacists.
Interesting Facts About Kiki
- Moved cross-country from Boston to Southern California to pursue a lifelong dream. While she remains a die-hard New England Patriots (and TB12) fan, she has quickly assimilated to dancing with the palm trees and chasing sunsets
- Lives to eat her way through the world, one bite at a time. She rates everywhere she has wined and dined through her restaurant blog
- Completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with her mum, who is also her personal trainer.