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George Vratsanos, M.D.

GEORGE VRATSANOS, M.D.

VICE PRESIDENT
TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
IMMUNOLOGY

George Vratsanos, M.D. is Vice President, Translational Science and Medicine (TSM) for the Immunology Therapeutic Area at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for leading the TSM team, integrating closely with both Discovery and Clinical Development, and fostering new ideas and methodologies that deliver on the Janssen portfolio strategy. 

In his previous role, George served as Vice President, Head of the Rheumatology/Autoimmunity Disease Area, leading a cross-functional team of experts to outline prioritized scientific and business strategies with the goal of maintaining industry leadership in rheumatology and aligning with the therapeutic area’s pathways-based approach. Prior to this, George was Head of Early Development, Immunology, where he innovated clinical trial operations and piloted external partnerships with academic networks and clinical research organizations.

Prior to joining Janssen, George served as Executive Global Program Head of the Immunology and Dermatology franchises at Novartis where he supported multiple biologic global submissions. Before that, George led Roche’s clinical development in autoimmune diseases as the Translational Medicine Leader and served as the Group Director at BMS.

A rheumatologist by training, George earned his M.D. from New York University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Rheumatology/Immunology at Yale University. In addition, he holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University.