Designation: Medical Communications Professional
Deena Bernholtz-Goldman, PharmD, is a Medical Communications Professional with over 30 years experience, providing leadership and delivery of informational needs, ensuring optimal quality and access to information for Health Care Professionals and patients. In Deena’s most recent position as Vice President, Medical Communications at Astellas Pharma, Deena’s remit spanned the areas of Medical Information, Scientific Publications, Insights analyses, Knowledge Training and Library and Information Services. In that position, Deena built a comprehensive, matrix-based global Medical Communications community. Throughout Deena’s career, she built and led effective Medical Communications teams within an ethical and compliant governance framework, implementing premium information solutions to positively impact patients. Throughout Deena’s career at Astellas, she led roles of increasing responsibility starting in the US, expanding to the Americas and finally, leading the global Medical Communications department. She recently accepted the role as member of the MAPS inaugural Editorial Board whose purpose is to ensure quality and independent peer review of MAPS Elevate articles and White Paper submissions. Deena received her Bachelors degree in Pharmacy (RPh) from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) and Ambulatory Care specialty residency from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.