Episode 20 of the Medical Affairs Unscripted podcast series with Christian Dimaano PhD, MPH

“The key is really to hire the right people at the right time. I think it can take several months to fill key roles, get folks trained, and then you’re trying to establish what we had talked about in terms of integration for regular operations with the other functions. So, I would factor in a few months of hiring and training in terms of working backwards from the time that you want to have your core team in place to start work and then of course building that internal trust is going to be key in order to make sure that the value is there.”

Christian Dimaano, PHD, MPH

A thoughtfully and carefully built Medical Affairs team, and in particular, a field medical team can enhance study enrollment and serve as a foundation for future commercialization. In this episode, Peg and Christian Dimaano, PhD, MPH, VP, Head of Medical Affairs at Kinnate Biopharma, discuss the differences between building a Medical Affairs team in the US compared to building teams in the EU or Asia PAC, and the ideal timing for bringing field medical onboard. They review the pros and cons of outsourcing a field team versus building internally and highlight the different skill sets needed for teams at different stages of the product lifecycle.

Podcast Series: Medical Affairs Unscripted

Hosted by Dr Peggy Crowley-Nowick, in Medical Affairs Unscripted we explore a range of topics related to the strategic role of medical affairs from the perspective of industry experts. Through these conversations with our guests we will share first hand experience to provide the listener with insights and knowledge about the evolving role of medical affairs.

Episode guest

Christian Dimaano, PhD MPH
VP, Head of Medical Affairs, Kinnate Biopharma