Stephen Dodge, PharmD

Associate VP, US Medical Affairs


Stephen Dodge is the Associate Vice President, Field Medical in US Medical Affairs at Merck and Co., Inc. He joined Merck in 2013 to start the Health Systems Medical Affairs team and moved into his current role, responsible for the full field medical function in 2017.
Stephen spend the last 17 years in medical affairs leadership roles with time at Novo Nordisk and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation prior to coming to Merck. Throughout his career in the pharmaceutical industry, he has also led key projects in organizational change management, collaborative innovation, social networking, medical affairs data analytics and exercise and fitness programs in the work and public sectors.
Before coming into industry in 2001, Stephen worked for a medical services organization (MSO) in Southern California, managing global risk and a self-¬funded health plan for an integrated healthcare delivery system. He started his career in hospital and outpatient clinical practice, followed by running his own company, supporting provider groups in management of their drug utilization and delivery under financial risk arrangements.
Stephen completed a pharmacy practice residency with Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana, CA after completing his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of the Pacific and his Bachelors of Science at California State University, Bakersfield. He also completed a MBA at Washington University in St. Louis.
Outside of work, he spends his time with his wife (Leslie), their three adult children (Lauren, Christian and Megan) and on his road bike, logging the miles in rural New Jersey. He is active with several universities of pharmacy, helping to develop students for futures in the managed care and pharmaceutical industries

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