Cesar Sanz Rodriguez​

Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs Lead EURAM Region​
Merck Sharp & Dohme ​

Dr. Cesar Sanz Rodriguez is a medical affairs executive with 17 years of experience in strategic and operational leadership in Medical and Scientific Affairs. Currently, he is Associate Vice President, Head of the Global Medical Affairs organization in MSD’s EURAM region, which includes the midsize and small size countries in Europe, Russia, Israel, Middle East and Africa. Based in Luzern, Switzerland, he provides leadership for the country and subregional Medical Affairs teams responsible for medical strategy, scientific exchange, congress activity, publication planning, data generation through company-sponsored local studies and investigator-initiated studies, medical information, promotional review and commercial support across different therapy areas. Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibilities at country, regional and global level at MSD from 2001-2014. As such, he gained broad experience across multiple therapy areas, including Oncology, Anti-Infectives, Immunology, Vaccines and Primary Care. Prior to joining MSD, Dr. Sanz Rodriguez was practicing onco-hematology in Madrid.


A native from Spain, Dr. Sanz Rodriguez received his medical degree from University of Alcala de Henares and his PhD in Cell Biology from University of Lleida. He then went on to complete a Hematology & Hemotherapy residency at Hospital Universitario de la Princesa in Madrid, Spain. Later on, he completed a Master’s Degree on Statistics Applied to Clinical Research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and an Executive Program in Management of Health & Pharmaceutical Companies at IE Business School in Madrid. He collaborates as a lecturer in a Master’s Degree Program on Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Medicine offered by EPHOS School of Pharma Studies in Madrid, Spain.

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