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Medpace Strengthens Medical Leadership Team in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • November 27, 2023

Medpace is pleased to announce the expansion of its Gastroenterology and Hepatology medical leadership team with the addition of two experienced medical experts. Our unique, scientifically-driven approach to clinical research gives Sponsors the advantage of early and ongoing insight and guidance from trial design through execution of the study. With the addition of these highly qualified physicians, Medpace can offer Sponsors even deeper expertise across a broad spectrum of diseases and technologies.

Faisal Sheikh, MBBS, MRCP Gastro – Medical Director

Dr. Faisal Sheikh is an accredited gastroenterologist who has attained board-equivalent certification (CCT) in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has 15 years of diverse clinical experience including clinical and research experience in hepatology acquired as a research fellow at the Institute of Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital where he also acted as an investigator in a number of clinical trials. Prior to joining Medpace, he was a medical affairs physician at a large pharmaceutical organization where he focused on novel gastrointestinal therapies including for inflammatory bowel disease. 

Dr. Sheikh received his medical degree from King’s College London where he also completed an intercalated BSc in Human Genetics.  He completed his training and residency working at various hospitals throughout London and the surrounding areas.

Nicola Owen, PhD, MBBS, MRCP Gastro – Medical Director

Dr. Nicola Owen is an accredited Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, having attained board-equivalent certification (CCT) in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Internal Medicine in 2021. She has 19 years of clinical experience with over 11 years of specialist experience in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. Prior to joining Medpace, Dr. Owen served as a Consultant Hepatologist at King’s College Hospital, a world-renowned specialist liver care center. She was a principal investigator and investigator in a diverse portfolio of clinical trials. As the lead of the Advanced Chronic Liver Disease Service, she managed patients with advanced liver disease of all etiologies, receiving complex referrals from across the United Kingdom.

Dr. Owen received her medical degree from Imperial College, London, where she also completed an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology. She later completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in Hepatology that focused on current and experimental therapies in cirrhotic portal hypertension.

Medpace has built a team of therapeutically-aligned operations and regulatory experts who work collaboratively with our specialized medical team to manage and execute GI and Hepatology trials encompassing Sponsor/CRO project management and site study coordination from the patient care perspective. A best-fit, cross-functional team is assigned to each project upon initiation, and typically remains in place through trial completion, producing truly seamless drug development. We would welcome the opportunity to talk about your upcoming clinical development in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Learn more about our capabilities in GI and Hepatology or contact us to connect with our experts.