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We would love to hear from you if you have any medical information enquires about any of our products, or have any questions about our ENGAGE education programme or clinical research opportunities.

Please select the relevant therapy area to meet your Chiesi medical team, or click on the link below to submit your enquiry.

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Respiratory

Chiesi has been committed to the development of medicines to treat respiratory diseases for more than 30 years. Thanks to modern treatments, patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a better chance to live more active lives.

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Shish Patel – Medical Director

Shish graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy from the University of Sunderland, and post-graduate diploma in Community Pharmacy from Keele University. Over the last 25 years Shish has held various senior positions within the pharmaceutical industry, both Medical Affairs roles at country level, as well as global roles within a commercial environment. A key therapy area of focus during this time has been respiratory.

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Dr Rachel Malone – Associate Medical Director

Rachel graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience in 2001, and from University College London with a PhD in Neuroscience in 2005 [“Nitric Oxide signaling in hippocampal synaptic plasticity”]. Since 2005 she has worked in both pre-clinical and medical affairs roles within the pharmaceutical industry, and has been part of the Chiesi medical team since 2016.

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Dr Matthias Ochel – Medical Science Liaison Manager

Matthias graduated from University of Siegen, Germany with a PhD in Chemistry in 1997 [“Intercalation of lithium into chalcogenides with layered structure”]. After a short period in academic research, he joined the pharmaceutical industry, and has been working within the Chiesi medical department since 2014 (initially as a MSL, and more recently as a MSL manager).

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Isla Maitland – Medical Science Liaison

Isla graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2008 in pharmacy, after which she spent a number of years within the community pharmacy sector. In 2017 Isla chose to make the move into the pharmaceutical industry, and went on to join the Chiesi medical team in 2019 as a respiratory MSL.

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Dr Tope Amodu – Medical Science Liaison

Tope graduated from King’s College London with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and gained her PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of East Anglia in 2018 [“Microtubules and end-binding proteins in epithelial remodelling and breast cancer invasion”]. After this she worked in the medical communications sector for a number of years before joining the medical team at Chiesi in 2021 as a respiratory MSL.

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Dr Natasha Rangwani – Medical Science Liaison

Natasha graduated from King’s College London in 2018 with a PhD in Neuroscience [“Using microfluidics to understand inflammatory pain pathways”]. She then worked as a pre-clinical scientist and medical writer, focusing primarily on respiratory research for 4 years. In 2021, Natasha joined the Chiesi medical team as a respiratory MSL.

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Abi Lawson – Medical Science Liaison

Abi graduated from Loughborough University in 1998 with a BSc in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Abi joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1999, where she spent 10 years working within Primary Care, and the last 12 years working in Secondary care. She joined Chiesi in 2016, and is now on a 12 month secondment into the medical team.

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Dr Sasha Stimpson – Medical Science Liaison

Sasha graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2018 with a PhD in Chemistry [“Biophysical studies of a novel family of iridium complexes“] before joining the pharmaceutical industry as a respiratory account executive at Chiesi. She later moved to the medical team as a Medical Advisor in 2021 and has since taken up the role as a respiratory MSL.

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Neonatology

For nearly 30 years Chiesi has been deeply committed to neonatology. Working alongside the medical community and investing in neonatal research & development, Chiesi’s ultimate mission is to offer innovative and effective treatment options to improve the level of care for preterm babies.

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Sogol Salamipour – Medical Science Liaison

Sogol graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree from King’s College London in 2015, after which she spent two years working within the hospital pharmacy sector. Sogol then went on to pursue a PhD at King’s College London, focusing on the role of the innate immune system in modulating the risk of premature birth. In 2021, Sogol joined the Chiesi medical team as a neonatology MSL.

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Rare Diseases

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases is committed to the research and development of innovative treatments for people living with rare and ultra-rare diseases, many of whom have limited or no treatments available.

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Sioned Lloyd – Therapy Area Lead

Sioned graduated with a Master of Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham in 2004, qualifying as a pharmacist in 2005.  She went on to complete a clinical pharmacy diploma at John Moore’s University, Liverpool whilst working in the NHS.  She worked in the NHS for 5 years, specialising in Renal Pharmacy, before moving to the pharmaceutical industry in 2011. She has been with Chiesi and the rare disease team for the past 4 years.

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Phil Dawson – Medical Science Liaison

Phil graduated from the University of Leeds in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry & Genetics. After a brief spell in clinical research he joined the pharmaceutical industry, initially in commercial roles before moving to the medical side and specialising in rare, genetic diseases.

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Dr Stuart Gaffney – Medical Manager

Stuart joined the pharmaceutical industry directly from clinical practice, having worked in the. Stuart graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BSc (Hons) in Immunology and Pharmacology in 2009, before studying Medicine at the University of Dundee in 2014. Stuart worked in NHS in Scotland as an Anaesthetic Registrar before joining Chiesi in September 2021 as Medical Manager for Rare Diseases.

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Special Care

Chiesi is also focussing its attention on the treatment and care of patients suffering from chronic severe conditions, which can be potentially life threatening: Cystic Fibrosis and Solid Organ Transplantation.

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Dr Sara Samadi Shams – Medical Science Liaison

Sara obtained her pharmacy degree from Tabriz University in 2011, and her PhD from University of Milan in 2017 [“Role of ATR in Embryonic stem cell fate potential”]. From 2017 to 2019 she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at IFOM-the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, before joining Chiesi UK Medical Department as a MSL in 2020. 

Please do not hesitate to contact your Chiesi medical team should you have any medical information enquiries

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