Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Smith joined Zymeworks in January 2023 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer based at our European hub in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Smith has held many senior positions within the pharmaceutical industry, most recently, Managing Director of Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Dublin, Ireland and before that Senior Vice President, Translational Medicine at Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Seattle. Dr. Smith was responsible for the clinical development (phase I – III) of eptinezumab (anti-CGRP antibody for migraine) and clazakizumab (anti -IL-6 antibody for rheumatoid arthritis and cancer cachexia). Dr. Smith was also a founder of Alder Biopharmaceutcials Inc (founded 2004). Dr. Smith received his MB BS and MD from the University of London, UK.