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Manny Fombu, MD

Vice President, Biopharma
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Dr. Emmanuel Fombu is Vice President on the Biopharma team at Locust Walk where he is responsible for driving deal execution.

Prior to joining Locust Walk, Dr. Fombu held multiple senior leadership roles in drug development, medical affairs, business development & Licensing and digital innovation at some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Novartis and most recently at Johnson and Johnson. He has a track record of successfully launching several drugs in multiple therapeutic areas including but not limited to CNS, Cardiovascular, Immunology, Oncology and Gene Therapy.

As a medical futurist and 2017 winner of the prestigious New York City Health Business Leaders Boldest Digital Health Influencer Award, Dr. Fombu champions the potential for the internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

In addition to his book, The Future of Healthcare: Human and Machine Partnering for Better Outcomes, Dr. Fombu has authored multiple research papers and abstracts in renowned peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Fombu completed his medical training at Emory-Crawford Long Hospital and holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a certification on artificial intelligence from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. He lives in Boston and New York City.