MD, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Drug Development and Filing Consulting (DDFL), LLC
Dr. Bao is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Drug Development and Filing Consulting (DDFL), LLC. A healthcare executive experienced in directing and managing global clinical trial trials, Dr. Bao worked for 16 years at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) of the USA, conducting cancer research, providing strategy and leadership for numerous high impact biomedical research projects. In that capacity, Dr. Bao also leveraged her communication skills and made signification contributions to global biomedical collaboration initiatives. Dr. Bao has made over 100 presentations in international conferences and published significant discoveries in world-leading journals. Throughout her career, she received many awards including “NIH Director’s Merit Awards” for her leadership in drug discovery initiatives.
Born and raised in China, Dr. Bao gained her PhD in cancer immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Yosef Yarden, a world-famous professor who, in 2015, received the most prestigious “Israel Prize”. Prior to that, Dr. Bao spent 13 years as a pulmonary and Medical Director in China.
Dr. Bao also has worked as CMO and VP for clinical development in China’s large pharmaceutical industry and small biotech company and led over 50 clinical research projects, including phase I-IV drug clinical trials in both US and China, in the areas of cancer immunotherapy, infectious disease, and diabetes. She has a passion to build bridges between the west and east to promote biomedical innovations and medicine.