Satej Bhandarkar joined Rhythm in July 2017 and serves as our Senior Vice-President, Program Management, Strategy, and Corporate Development. Prior to joining us, Satej held the role of Senior Director at Shire Pharmaceuticals for two years, where he was responsible for due diligence and integration of licensed assets. Prior to Shire, Satej worked for 12 years at Sanofi, where he began in the CMC group for the first seven years and then spent the following five years in oncology program management. Satej began his career in Emisphere Techologies as head of preformulation.
Satej holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pune. Additionally, Satej completed two years of post-doctoral work at the University of Utah.