During her 35-year career in medicine, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall has been on the frontlines of healthcare as a clinician, a researcher, and a leader in the biopharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. The common thread throughout has been her passion to advocate for health equity and improved outcomes for all patients.
As newly appointed Chief Patient Officer, Dr. Lewis-Hall leads Pfizer’s work to advance patient-focused programs and platforms – from drug discovery and development through patient access. Her commitment to patient-centricity serves patients around the world by seeking their voice and input, as well as understanding and responding to their needs, to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Dr. Lewis-Hall previously served as Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer from 2009 to 2018.
Before joining Pfizer in 2009, Dr. Lewis-Hall held senior leadership positions with Vertex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmacia and Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to joining industry, she served as Vice Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine and was an advisor to the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Lewis-Hall graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical doctorate at Howard University College of Medicine.
Dr. Lewis-Hall appears regularly on health-related television programs in major global markets, including CBS-syndicated shows such as The Doctors and Dr. Phil. She also shares health and medical information through GetHealthyStayHealthy.com. She currently serves on numerous boards including SpringWorks Therapeutics, Dell Medical School, Harvard Medical School, FasterCures, the Foundation for the NIH, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.