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 Scientific Officer at Ferring Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for US Clinical Pharmaceutical Development, Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Project Planning and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Tursi served as Executive Vice President, Head of Research & Development, and Chief Medical Officer for Antares Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products using advanced drug delivery auto injection technology. At Antares, he was responsible for all pharmaceutical and clinical development / medical affairs activities. Prior to Antares Pharma, Inc., he served as Chief Medical Officer for Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and was responsible for oversight of the clinical development, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs and regulatory affairs functions. Prior to Aralez Pharmaceuticals, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Innocoll AG where he was responsible for managing all clinical research and development, medical affairs and safety activities. Prior to joining Innocoll, Dr. Tursi served as the Chief Medical Officer of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals from 2011 to 2015. He served as Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at Auxilium 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 was a board certified OB/GYN and practiced medicine for over 10 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.