Enrique J. Carrazana, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Enrique J. Carrazana, M.D., has been Chief Medical Officer at Acorda since October 2011. In his role, Dr. Carrazana is responsible for managing development programs and regulatory filings for Acorda’s pipeline products and the AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets 10 mg post-marketing studies, as well as the Company’s medical affairs, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, drug safety and biostatistics departments.
Previously, Dr. Carrazana held various medical leadership roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where his last role was Vice President, Global Head Development Established Medicines Franchise based in Basel, Switzerland. He was also Director of the Epilepsy Center of Excellence at the Miami Veterans’ Administration (VA) Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Carrazana was a practicing neurologist before working in the pharmaceutical industry, serving as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in the areas of epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders and neuropathic pain.
Dr. Carrazana is a board-certified neurologist with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical practice. He has presented and published a wide range of research on various neurology topics, with an emphasis on epilepsy. He graduated from the Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Neurology and fellowship in Neurophysiology at the Harvard Longwood Neurology Program. Dr. Carrazana serves on the Board of Directors of Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Scientific Advisory Board of Aeromics, LLC.