Alexander A. Zukiwski, MD


The founder and principal at Zukiwski Pharmaceutical Services, Dr. Zukiwski serves as an independent consultant to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, venture capital, investment and health care industries.

With more than 20 years of experience in global oncology drug development, he has supported the clinical evaluation and registration of many successful therapeutic agents—including Taxotere, Xeloda, Procrit/Eprex, Velcade, Yondelis and Doxil.

Over the course of his career, he has served as the executive vice president of clinical research and chief medical officer at MedImmune, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s clinical research, medical affairs and safety strategies. Prior to joining MedImmune, Zukiwski held medical affairs and clinical development positions at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Centocor and Ortho Biotech—including tenures as therapeutic area head for oncology and acting head of oncology research and development. He has also held clinical oncology positions at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Glaxo Wellcome and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer.

Zukiwski earned his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Alberta and doctorate in medicine from the University of Calgary. He conducted his post-graduate training at St. Thomas Hospital Medical Center in Akron, Ohio and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.