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David Jules Drutz, American Biotechnology executive. Certified American Board Internal Medicine. Research grantee National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, VA, National Science Foundation, 1970-1986.


Drutz, David Jules was born on April 20, 1938 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Abe Morris and Lillian (Billig) Drutz.


Bachelor, University Louisville, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, University Louisville, 1962.


Intern Louisville General Hospital, 1962—1963. Resident Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1963-1965. Infectious disease fellow Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1965-1967.

Chief infectious diseases San Francisco General Hospital, 1969—1974. Assistant professor medicine University California, 1969-1974. Chief infectious diseases University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1974-1986, professor medicine and microbiology, 1974-1986, founder, director Center for Cell Regulation, 1984-1986.

Vice president SmithKline Beecham & French Laboratories, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1990, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation, Fort Lee, New Jersey, 1990—1994. President, Chief Executive Officer, director Sennes Drug Innovations, Inc., Houston, 1994-1995, Inspire Pharma Inc., Durham, North Carolina, 1995—1999. President Pacific Biopharma Associate, Chapel Hill, since 1999.

General partner Pacific Rim Ventures Limited company, Tokyo, since 1999. Clinical professor medicine Seton Hall University School Graduate Medical Education, Newark, 1990-1995, University Pennsylvania School Medicine, Philadelphia, 1986-1990, adjunct professor medicine and microbiology Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, 1986-1990. Adjunct professor microbiology College Medicine Baylor University, Houston, 1995-1999.

Board directors MethylGene Inc., Montreal, Tranzyme Pharma Inc., Research Triangle Park, Sherbroone, Quebec, Dara Bioscience, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, Vaxin Inc. Birmingham, Alabama, Gentris Corporation, Morrisville, North Carolina.


  • Certified American Board Internal Medicine.


Chairman science advisory board Leonard Wood Memorial, 1984-1987. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1967-1969, Taiwan, Vietnam. Fellow American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America (councillor 1986-1988).

Member American Medical Association, American Society Clinical Investigation, Western Society Clinical Investigation, Southern Society Clinical Research, American Society Microbiology, National Association Corporation Directors (certified director education), Alpha Omega Alpha.

  • Fellow American College of Physicians

  • Infectious Diseases Society American (councillor 1986-88); American Medical Association

    1986 - 1988

  • American Society Clinical Investigation

  • Western Society Clinical Investigation

  • Southern Society Clinical Research

  • American Society Microbiology

  • National Association Corp. Directors (certified director education)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, skiing, biking.


Married Lydia Anne Hall, June 28, 1962. Children: Gretchen, Adam, Gregory, Jonathan.

Abe Morris Drutz

Lillian (Billig) Drutz

Lydia Anne Hall

Gretchen Drutz

Adam Drutz

Gregory Drutz

Jonathan Drutz