Suresh Mallikaarjun is currently a Senior Director in Clinical Pharmacology in the Otsuka Novel Products group, OPDC in Rockville, Maryland. He obtained his B.Pharm degree from the University of Bombay and then joined the M.Pharm program at the Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore.He obtained a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia in the area of Pharmacokinetics.
He has over 27 years of drug development experience in several therapeutic areas, i.e. central nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, anti-infective and oncology. He started his career at the Food and Drug Administration followed by positions at Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology and is a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Pharmacology. He holds an adjunct faculty position at Virginia Commonwealth University and is an author of over 50 publications and abstracts.