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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.

Thomas Hudson, M.D.

Senior Vice Pre​sident, R​&D, and Chief Scientific Officer

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, Portfolio Innovation

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