Howard Seeherman

Howard Seeherman

Vice President

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Pharmaceuticals

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Howard Seeherman's Overview

Current
  • Vice President-BMP Program Development at Bioventus
  • Founder at Restituo LLC
Past
  • Vice President, Inflamation and Remodeling at Pfizer
  • Vice President/CSO, Tissue Repair Research Unit at Pfizer
  • Vice President, Musculoskeletal Therapies at Wyeth Research
  • Distinguished Wyeth Research Fellow at Wyeth Research
  • Senior Scientist, Associate Director, Director at Wyeth Research
  • Senior Scientist at Genetics Institute
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Tufts University
Education
Connections

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Howard Seeherman's Summary

Dynamic R&D executive with a successful track record advancing therapies from concept through commercialization. Background includes 14 years of Academic and 18 years of Industry experience authoring novel research strategies, business plans, reports and managing large multi-disciplinary/inter-institutional programs, groups and budgets. Hands on leader with excellent communication skills, professionalism and a dedication to surpassing objectives. Seventy two publications, 14 book chapters and 11 patent families.

Specialties: Development of biologics and small molecule therapies for musculoskeletal and fibrotic disorders, musculoskeletal biology, TGFb superfamily biology and protein structure, biology of post inflammatory tissue remodeling, translational/precision medicine, 3-D tissue/tissue interaction assays, large animal veterinary surgery, orthopedic animal modeling, carrier development and sports medicine.

Howard Seeherman's Experience

Vice President-BMP Program Development

Bioventus

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Boston MA

Directs the development of BMP/carrier combinations as therapeutics for musculoskeletal indications

Founder

Restituo LLC

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Cambridge, MA

Provides consulting services, technical and scientific expertise and surgical services to pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and start-ups for musculoskeletal and post-inflammatory remodeling drug development

Vice President, Inflamation and Remodeling

Pfizer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

January 2011March 2012 (1 year 3 months) Cambridge, MA

Lead the development of novel designer BMP/carrier combinations for bone repair and partnering efforts for musculoskeletal assets in bone, tendon and cartilage. Evaluated in-licensing opportunities for post-inflammatory tissue remodeling, developed the financial and integration plans for a Phase 2 fibrosis asset acquisition and participated in osteoprosis and lung fibrosis programs funded by the Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation in UCSF and Boston.

Vice President/CSO, Tissue Repair Research Unit

Pfizer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

October 2009January 2011 (1 year 4 months) Cambridge, Ma

Led a 50-person industry-leading Tissue Remodeling Research Unit supervising PhDs, Post Docs and bench scientists focused on developing therapies for musculoskeletal repair and post-inflammatory tissue remodeling. Supervised a core imaging facility. Formulated the research/business plan for developing therapies for post-inflammatory tissue remodeling for the Tissue Remodeling Research Unit.

Vice President, Musculoskeletal Therapies

Wyeth Research

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

January 2009October 2009 (10 months)

Vice President of Musculoskeletal Therapies. Led a group of 74 scientists developing biologics and small molecule therapies for bone, tendon, cartilage and muscle indications resulting in phase 2 programs in fracture repair, a phase 1 program in tendon repair and a phase 1 program in osteoarthritis.

Distinguished Wyeth Research Fellow

Wyeth Research

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

January 2007January 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Led a group of 34 scientists developing musculoskeletal therapies in bone, tendon and muscle.

Senior Scientist, Associate Director, Director

Wyeth Research

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

December 1996January 2007 (10 years 2 months)

Preclinical orthopedic development

Senior Scientist

Genetics Institute

August 1995December 1996 (1 year 5 months) Cambridge MA

Preclinical orthopedic development

Assistant and Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery

Tufts University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 1984January 1995 (11 years 1 month)

Head of Large Animal Surgery, Director of the Equine Sports Medicine Program and Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory

Howard Seeherman's Education

University of Pennsylvania

VMD, Veterinary Medicine

19781982

Harvard Medical School

Post Doctoral Fellow, Muscle Physiology

19771978

Harvard University

MS, PhD, Comparative Physiology

19721977

Syracuse University

BSC, Biology

19681972

Howard Seeherman's Additional Information

Interests:

pharmaceutical development, orthopedics, sports medicine, large animal surgery, running, kayaking, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, yoga, vintage autos, auto mechanics, orchids, music, bed and breakfasts, traveling, science fiction

Groups and Associations:

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine MA Veterinary Medical Association American Veterinary Medical Association Orthopedic Research Society International Bone and Mineral Society Americal Association of Bone and Mineral Society International Society for Fracture Repair International Society for Ligament and Tendon

Honors and Awards:

John Charnley Award Member, 2003 Hip Society
MGH Radiology Award Member, 2004
Scientific Presentation Award, International BMP meeting, 2002
Wyeth Research Team Award, 2001
Squibb Research Award, 1984
VOS Research Award, 1983
Mass Heart Association Post Doctoral Fellow Award, 1977-78
Harvard University Fellow, 1972-75
Syracuse University Biology Award, 1972
Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, 1982

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