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Abraham Verghese MD, MACP has been named to Athos Therapeutics Board of Directors.

“I am honored to join the Athos Board of Directors,” said Dr. Verghese. “The company’s unique, objective and personalized approach to drug development is very exciting and has the potential to transform the lives of patients with various autoimmune diseases and cancer.”

“Dr. Verghese is a leading figure in medicine with a background in infectious disease and inflammation, and we are extremely pleased to have him on our Board of Directors,” said Dimitrios Iliopoulos, Ph.D. MBA, President & CEO.

“Dr. Verghese is a highly distinguished physician, humanist, administrator, and adviser. We look forward to having his insights and expertise guide our scientific and drug developments objectives,” said Allan Pantuck, MD, MS, FACS, Chairman & CMO.

Abraham Verghese MD is the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training is in infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine.

At Stanford, in addition to seeing inpatients and teaching medical students, he runs PRESENCE, a multidisciplinary project that studies the human experience of patients, physicians and caregivers. He is also a writer; his last book, Cutting for Stone, was an international bestseller.

His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, the New York Times and elsewhere. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal at the White House from former President Obama.

 

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