Jonathan Schwartz, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Development

Jonathan Schwartz is Chief Medical Officer and Head of Clinical Development for Rocket Pharma. Jonathan was most recently Vice President for Clinical Development at Stemline Therapeutics where he oversaw early development efforts for anticancer immunoconjugate, vaccine and small-molecule platforms.  Prior to his role at Stemline, Jonathan had a seven year tenure at ImClone/Eli Lilly, where he oversaw the development of the antiangiogenic monoclonal antibody Ramucirumab (CYRAMZA) from end-of-phase-1 through a phase 3 program resulting in stomach, lung and colorectal cancer approvals by the FDA and international health authorities.  Jonathan has also participated in multistage development of several additional monoclonal antibodies.

Prior to joining the industry, Jonathan was Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, specializing in the treatment and translational research of hepatobiliary malignancies; he was also Director for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship training program.  Jonathan received a BA in American Civilization from Brown University and an MD from Washington University in St. Louis.  He completed post-graduate Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology training at the Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian Hospitals.  Jonathan enjoys running, cooking and gardening and is a foremost authority on 1970s soul and funk music.

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