John Reed MD, PHD


John Reed, MD, PhD, is the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Research and Development at Sanofi. He holds both an MD and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

He began his academic career as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reed subsequently held faculty appointments at several universities. In 1992, Dr. Reed joined the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. From 2002 to 2013, he served its CEO. During his tenure, Dr. Reed ran a highly productive laboratory that generated more than 900 research publications, over 130 patents, was awarded more than 100 research grants, and trained over 100 post-doctoral fellows. Dr. John Reed assumed his present position as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research & Development for Sanofi in July 2018. Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a recipient of numerous honors and awards for his accomplishments in biomedical research.

Dr. Reed has served on multiple editorial boards of research journals. He was scientific founder or co-founder of four biotechnology companies. He has served on the board of directors for five publicly traded biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and on the governing boards for various non-profit biomedical research organizations. From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Reed was Global Head of Roche Pharmaceutical Research & Early Development for Roche, based in Basel, Switzerland. He was responsible for research through Phase 2b development for all therapeutic areas, overseeing R&D activities across seven global sites.