FCB Health Network Chief Executive Officer and President Dana Maiman announced today that Dr. Sommer Bazuro, PhD, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer across its U.S. and E.U. offices.
An incredible leader with unparalleled medical credentials, Sommer has been the catalyzing force behind FCB Health Network’s medical leadership. “Sommer is a partner to her agencies’ teams, a trusted advisor to her clients and a thought leader across the industry. By elevating FCB Health Network’s unmatched expertise and cultivating lasting relationships with clients, Sommer has reimagined the role and expectations for medical strategy,” said Michael Guarino, Chief Commercial Officer for FCB Health Network.
Sommer holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, a BS-Research Intensive in Cell and Molecular Biology from Yale University and she conducted her postdoctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. An 11-year veteran at FCB Health Network, Sommer started at ProHealth, an FCB Health Network company on the medical communications side of the industry, ultimately transitioning to promotional advertising a few years later. She is also a Susan G. Komen Foundation Board Member, serving as Grants, Policy and Education Committee Chair.
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role, as this is an opportunity to elevate our diverse, best-in-class medical talent even further,” Sommer said. “I look forward to ensuring best practices are uniformly implemented across all of our offices in support of our amazing clients, as they continue to bring life-changing therapies to patients in desperate need.”
In her new role, Sommer will continue to lead the FCB Health New York medical team while adding management of the E.U. medical strategists. Additionally, Sommer is leading a critical initiative for the entire FCB Health Network, developing solutions to address the disparity in recruitment of people of color into clinical trials.