Sacramento, CA (January 1, 2013) – The Board of Directors of the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) elected Dr. Badri Rengarajan as President of the Foundation, effective immediately.
Dr. Rengarajan works as a Medical Director at Archimedes, a healthcare simulation and modeling company, in San Francisco, CA. His primary responsibilities at Archimedes include leading consulting engagements, providing clinical input to Model development efforts, and building relationships with clinical research leaders. During his career, Dr. Rengarajan has held roles in product development strategy & new product planning, regulatory affairs, market research, and business development.
“I recall meeting Badri in 2006 and how passionate he was. I quickly asked him to join our Board of Directors,” said outgoing IPPF President David Sirois, DMD, PhD, who will continue to serve on the IPPF Board as a Director. “Over the past several years he has been a constant, effective and always pleasant leader. As I considered the reality that organizations need, and benefit from, change, Badri became a very obvious choice to lead this great Foundation.”
Dr. Rengarajan was previously a Director of Business Development and Market Research at Nodality (personalized/predictive medicine), Regulatory Team Leader at Genentech, and consultant with McKinsey and Company.
Dr. Rengarajan earned an A.B. in Biology and Public Policy from Harvard University, and an M.D. from Yale University. He lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and children.
About the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF)
The International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) is an international patient organization that provides support, advocacy, awareness, and education to those affected by the rare, autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) pemphigus and pemphigoid. Since 1994, the IPPF has been a US-registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization championing AIBD research, medical professional education, and public awareness. The IPPF offers support services to thousands of patients, caregivers, and medical professional each year. For more information on the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation, contact the IPPF at (855) 4-PEMPHIGUS, (916) 922-1298, or online at www.pemphigus.org.