Mirza I. Rahman, MD, MPH, FACPMVice President & Global Head of Pharmacovigilance Otsuka, Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.Treasurer
Dr. Mirza Rahman is the senior vice president of Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance and the global head of Pharmacovigilance at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Shortly after joining Otsuka in 2013, he led the Otsuka Global Pharmacovigilance Reform Initiative, and currently leads all of Otsuka's pharmacovigilance operations globally. Also in 2013, Dr. Rahman created the ACPM-Otsuka Pharmacovigilance Physician Program in Global Medical Safety. In 2015, Dr. Rahman led the Global Medical Affairs group at Otsuka.
Dr. Rahman joined Otsuka from Merck Research Laboratories, where he was an executive director of the Clinical Risk Management/Global Safety department. There, he led a team that performed global pharmacovigilance and risk management activities for more than 400 Merck products. Prior to this, he was a worldwide vice president of Health Economics & Reimbursement at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Rahman brings a wealth of experience to his role as treasurer on the ACPM Board of Regents, given that he has served on the ACPM Finance Committee since 2010. He has also served or currently serves on several Governing Boards or Boards of Directors, including being the treasurer of the Governing Board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from 2004 to 2007 and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine Foundation from 1999 to 2002.
Dr. Rahman earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, a Doctor of Medicine from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College of the City University of New York. He is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Rahman received the ACPM Distinguished Service Award, their highest honor.