Demetris is currently VP and Global Head of Data Monitoring and Management at Pfizer. Demetris started his career as a Laboratory Scientist in 1991 at Schering Plough Research Institute. He transitioned into the Clinical Development space and held roles of increasing responsibilities in Trial Management and Monitoring and led the implementation of the company’s first Clinical Trial Management system. In 2000, Demetris was a member and eventually the leader of the team which executed the industry’s first Tech-Transfer of a web based EDC system. He eventually led the Data Management and Standards organization and continued onto Merck & Co. following the merger in 2009. Subsequently Demetris was Vice President of Data Management at Novartis AG since 2014.
With his extensive experience and leadership in the industry for over 28 years and with a history of organizational re-engineering and systems implementations, Demetris leads Pfizer’s Data Management and Risk Based Monitoring line functions in a new transformation; developing and transitioning into an internal operational model and organization across multiple geographic sites in support of Pfizer’s portfolio. He also leads the Data and Automation work stream as part of Pfizer’s Development-wide digital transformation effort.
Demetris holds a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences/Microbiology from Rutgers University. He currently serves on multiple Boards, including SCDM’s Advisory Board, has served on the Board of Trustees and was the Chair of SCDM in 2016.