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Michael Berelowitz, M.D.


Michael Berelowitz was elected to our board in March 2014 upon the consummation of our IPO. Since 2011, Dr. Berelowitz has served as a biopharmaceutical consultant. From 2009 to 2011, he was senior vice president and head of clinical development and medical affairs in the specialty care business unit at Pfizer, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From 1996 to 2009, he held various other roles at Pfizer, Inc., beginning as a medical director in the diabetes clinical research team and then assuming positions of increasing responsibility.

Before that, Dr. Berelowitz spent a number of years in academia. He also serves on the board of directors of Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. Among his public activities, Dr. Berelowitz has served on the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association and the Clinical Initiatives Committee of the Endocrine Society and has chaired the Task Force on Research of the New York State Council on Diabetes. He has also served on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Endocrinology, Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, and Clinical Diabetes.

Dr. Berelowitz has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of pituitary growth hormone regulation, diabetes, and metabolic disorders. He holds adjunct appointments as a professor of medicine in the divisions of endocrinology and metabolism at SUNY Stony Brook and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Berelowitz’s years of experience in management roles in the pharmaceuticals industry, as well as his vast skill and expertise in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes, contributed to our Board’s conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.