James P. Tursi, M.D
Dr. Tursi has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2014. Dr. Tursi currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is responsible for managing all clinical research and development, medical affairs and safety activities. Prior to joining Aralez, Dr. Tursi served as the Chief Medical Officer of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. He served as Vice President of Clinical Research and Development from 2009 to 2011. Prior to Auxilium, Dr. Tursi was at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals from 2006 to 2009, where he was the Director of Medical Affairs for cervical cancer vaccines in North America. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Tursi served as a Medical Director for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals where he worked in various therapeutic areas including female sexual dysfunction, overactive bladder, and osteoporosis. Dr. Tursi is a board certified OB/GYN and practiced medicine for over ten years. He was the founder of the medical education company, I Will Pass®, which assisted physicians in the process of board certification. Dr. Tursi received his doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his residency fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.