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Jan Norbert Lessem

Jan Norbert Lessem, American pharmaceuticals executive. Medical diplomate. Board directors American Swedish History Museum, Philadelphia, since 1992. Fellow American College Cardiology, College of Physicians Philadelphia, Swedish Society Cardiology, Royal Swedish College Medical Jewish Youth, Jewish Club (president 1966-1973).

Background

  • Lessem, Jan Norbert was born on April 7, 1948 in Malmo, Sweden. Son of Slom and Frida (Marcus) Lessem.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, 1982.

    Career

    • Intern, then resident in cardiology. Associate professor University Lund, Sweden, 1981-1982. Medical director Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Rahway, New Jersey, 1982-1983, Bristol-Myers, Evansville, Indiana, 1983-1985.

      Section head cardiology division Syntex Research, Palo Alto, California, 1986-1987, senior department head cardiology division, 1987-1990. Director clinical investigation Bachelor of Science Pharma., Philadelphia, 1991-1995. Medical director Takeda American, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995-1997, vice president drug strategy, 1997-1998.

      Vice president clinical research, chief medical officer Orapharma Inc., Bridgewater, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Medical diplomate.

    Works

    • Contributor over 150 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors American Swedish History Museum, Philadelphia, since 1992. Fellow American College Cardiology, College of Physicians Philadelphia, Swedish Society Cardiology, Royal Swedish College Medical Jewish Youth, Jewish Club (president 1966-1973).

    Personality

    Interests

    Opera, art, books, tennis, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Eva K. Löfquist, July 11, 1976. Children: Martin A., Sarah E.
    • father: Slom Lessem
    • mother: Frida (Marcus) Lessem
    • spouse: Eva K. Löfquist
    • children: Martin A. Lessem
    • Sarah E. Lessem
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    Born April 7, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      University Lund
    • 1982
      University Lund
    • 1981 - 1982
      associate, professor University Lund
      Sweden
    • 1982 - 1983
      medical director, Merck
      Rahway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      medical director, Merck
      Evansville, Indiana, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      section head, cardiology division Syntex Research
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1991 - 1995
      director, clinical investigation Bachelor of Science Pharma.
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      medical director, Takeda American
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1998
      vice president, Orapharma Incorporated
      Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
    • 1998
      chief medical officer, Orapharma Incorporated
      Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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