Kristen K. Buck, MD

Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Kristen K. Buck MD, Lisata Management Team
Kristen K. Buck MD, Lisata Management Team

Dr. Kristen K. Buck joined Lisata in September 2021 as Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer (“CMO”) of the Company. Prior to joining Lisata, Dr. Buck worked at ICON plc from March 2020 to July 2021, where she served as its CMO and represented the company’s position on key scientific, ethical, and medical governance matters, provided guidance and oversight to the medical and scientific groups, and led the Drug Development Services group. Prior to that, Dr. Buck was Senior Vice President & Chief of Clinical Development at Optum Insights (part of the United Healthcare Group) from August 2018 to March 2020, where she led the clinical operations and regulatory groups within the Digital Research Network (DRN) clinical trial business. From January 2014 to July 2018, Dr. Buck held a position at Quintiles/IQVIA as Vice President of Global Strategic Drug Development designing clinical development plans and protocols across all therapeutic areas for emerging biotech and large pharma.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Buck worked as a primary care physician and then later served as a medical officer in the FDA’s Office of New Drugs Division of Gastrointestinal and Hematology Drug Products where she was responsible for reviewing efficacy and safety data for new drug indications, as well as post-marketing safety data for over 40 drugs. Dr. Buck worked at AstraZeneca where she served as a Global Safety Physician and Global Study Physician. Her experience ranges over multiple therapeutic indications including cardiovascular/metabolic, rare diseases, gastrointestinal, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, and women’s health.

Dr. Buck currently serves as a Senior Medical Advisor and member of the Scientific Advisory Board for global contract research organization; Biorasi Inc.

Dr. Buck is a board certified and licensed physician who received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital before working in a private practice as a primary care physician.