Benjamin Soule, M.D.
Fibrosis Clinical Development Lead
Ben leads clinical development for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s lung fibrosis pipeline. He is responsible for providing clinical insights into the development strategy and overseeing global clinical trials for assets across all stages of development for fibrotic diseases of the lung and liver. Ben has held this role since late 2016.
Ben joined BMS in 2014 as a Study Director, leading global clinical trials for late stage and marketed assets in the Immunoscience pipeline. In this role he also worked with teams advancing early Immunoscience assets to ensure a smooth transition into late stage clinical development, and organized a series of educational sessions for R&D colleagues to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing across functions.
Ben practiced at the University of Pennsylvania (U Penn) for several years prior to joining BMS, serving as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at U Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care. He also served as the Associate Director of the Fellowship Program in Allergy and Immunology. During Ben’s time at U Penn, he reviewed multiple academic journals, participated on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Allergy and Immunology Residency Review Committee, and was twice named a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine.
Ben received his M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ben also completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at NIH, where he conducted research investigating several aspects of phagocyte biology and clinical trials involving patients with immune deficiencies.
Interests and Expertise
Ben credits his time at NIH with stimulating his interest in the immune system, and in conducting clinical trials, both of which are key elements of the roles he has had at BMS.
In addition to his direct responsibilities, Ben seeks out opportunities to foster learning – his own and others’ – by organizing educational seminars and, during his time at the University of Pennsylvania, working on the fellowship program and guiding fellows’ research. He considers the opportunity to continue learning one of the most exciting things about his work.
Outside of work, Ben’s time is primarily spent with his two young children. He enjoys music – Ben has played piano since childhood – and sailing as often as he is able.