Samit Hirawat, MD - Bristol Myers Squibb


Samit Hirawat, MD

Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Drug Development

As chief medical officer, Drug Development, Samit Hirawat, MD, oversees early-stage and late-stage product development across all therapeutic areas. In this role, Samit and his organization focus on enabling the rapid progression and delivery of assets, from proof-of-concept to commercialization, through world-class clinical trial design and operations.

Samit joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2019 with extensive drug development experience, most recently serving as executive vice president and head of Oncology Development for Novartis. Previously, he led clinical development programs in multiple indications at PTC Therapeutics and Pfizer/Pharmacia Corporation.

Samit earned his bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS) at Sawai Man Singh Medical College in India, and completed his internal medicine residency and medical oncology training at North Shore University Hospital, New York.

Updated: May 2024