Sumant Ramachandra, MD, PhD
President and CEO, ImmPACT Bio
Prior to joining ImmPACT in November 2021, Dr. Ramachandra was most recently Chief Science, Technology and Medical Officer for Baxter International since June 2017. In addition to these responsibilities, he was appointed President of Baxter Pharmaceuticals in mid-2019 and was appointed as Baxter’s Chair for the Global Inclusion Council focused on inclusion and diversity. Previous to Baxter, he worked with Pfizer, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Research & Development, Pfizer Essential Health. He served as Chief Scientific Officer at Hospira from 2008 to 2015 prior to Pfizer’s acquisition of Hospira in 2015. Earlier in his career, Sumant worked with Pfizer and Merck & Co. in various senior-level oncology global product development, medical affairs and business development & licensing roles and as a clinical pharmacologist. Before entering the industry in 2000, he was an intern and resident physician, medical services, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ramachandra completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduate degree (Ph.D.) in experimental pathology in the study of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and his medical degree (M.D.) at Rutgers University. In addition, he earned his M.B.A. at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.