Astellas has named Dr. Shontelle Dodson as vice president, Medical Excellence, Medical Affairs. Dodson will be located at Astellas' global headquarters for its Medical and Development functions in Northbrook, Ill., USA, and will report to Dr. Charlotte Kremer, executive vice president, Medical Affairs.
In this role, Dr. Dodson will oversee the Medical Excellence functions within the company's Medical Affairs organization, including Global Medical Communications, Scientific Publications, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, and Medical Affairs Research and Grants. As a key direct report to Dr. Kremer, she will play an instrumental role in leading key functional groups that provide support and service across the therapeutic areas served by the company's Medical Affairs organization.
Dodson joined Astellas in 2012 and, since that time, has led the Health Economics and Clinical Outcomes Research team in the Americas. Under her tenure, that team has developed multiple real-world data projects, including two national registries in prostate cancer and overactive bladder, as well as partnered research with managed care and academic organizations.