Rita Jain, M.D., Former Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Akebia Therapeutics, joined our Supervisory Board since April 2020. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Chemocentryx. Previously, Dr. Jain served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc and had management roles at AbbVie, Inc and prior to the split of AbbVie from Abbott, at Abbott Laboratories. Most recently, as Vice President of Men’s and Women’s Health and Metabolic Development at AbbVie, Inc., and she held various positions including Divisional Vice President at Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Jain also led activities in pain, respiratory, cystic fibrosis development, arthritis, inflammation and pain. Dr. Jain was a faculty member at North Shore University Hospital in New York, with an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jain received her B.S. in biology from LIU/C.W. Post and her M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Jain completed her medical training in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Rheumatology at North Shore University Hospital and a Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.