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Michael E. Severino, M.D.

Vice Chairman and President

About Michael E. Severino, M.D.

Dr. Michael Severino is Vice Chairman and President, responsible for research and development and the corporate strategy office. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer of AbbVie.

Prior to joining AbbVie in 2014, Dr. Severino was Senior Vice President, Global Development and Chief Medical Officer at Amgen, Inc. During his time at Amgen, he served in roles of increasing responsibility across a broad range of therapeutic areas including oncology, inflammation, neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. 

Dr. Severino serves on the Board of Directors for Avantor and the Board of Trustees for the Field Museum. At AbbVie, he is the executive chair of the Black Business Network Employee Resource Group. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park and a doctorate in medicine from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.  Dr. Severino completed his residency and fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.