RALPH REWERS (Field Medical FAWG Co-Chair)
Ralph Rewers is currently the Global Head for Field Medical Excellence at Abbvie. He has overall responsibility for operational and foundational skill support of 470 MSLs in around the globe. Prior to that he led the US MSL team across 9 therapeutic areas. He also led the launch of the Global Field Medical team for the oncology portfolio. Prior to his current position he was the director of oncology field medical sciences at Bristol Myers Squibb where he led a group of US MSLs in support of 4 marketed and 3 late stage pipeline products. Ralph has over 24 years of field medical experience starting as an MSL for Pfizer in Denver, CO. He worked in many therapeutic areas at Pfizer (cardiovascular, metabolics, neuroscience, immunology and managed markets) and taken on roles of increasing responsibility including field manager and HQ group leader responsibilities. After 13 years at Pfizer, Ralph joined Amgen as the executive director for US oncology field medical. In his 5 years at Amgen he took on additional leadership roles culminating in his overall leadership of the field medical function for all therapeutic areas (oncology, nephrology, bone health, inflammation and managed markets). Prior to industry Ralph spent 13 years in clinical practice, focusing on critical care medicine. Ralph received his BS and PharmD from Purdue University.