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Our R&D Leaders

To solve tough challenges, we bring together diverse expertise to create an inclusive and collaborative environment where ideas can thrive. Learn more about the innovators leading R&D at AbbVie.

Neil Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice President, Development, Chief M​edical Officer


Nicole Selenko-Gebauer, M.D., MBA

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs

Shuhong Zhang, Ph.D.

Vice President, Development Sciences


Jonathon Sedgwick, Ph.D.

Vice Pre​sident and Global Head, Discovery Research

Roopal Thakkar, M.D.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs,​ R&D Quality Assurance

Linda Scarazzini, M.D.

Vice President, Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety

Celine Goldberger M.D., PH.D

Vice President, Head of US Medical Affairs (USMA)  

Nicholas Donoghoe, M.D.

Senior Vice President, R&D Chief Operating Officer

Darin J. Messina, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Aesthetics R&D

Philip Hajduk, Ph.D.

Vice Pre​sident, R​&D Information Research

Mitchell Brin, M.D.

Senior Vice President, R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, BOTOX® and Neurotoxins

Christopher P. Boone, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Head of HEOR