Michael H. Davidson, MD
Michael H. Davidson, M.D. joined the Caladrius Board in July 2020. He is an industry leader and expert in preventative cardiology and lipidology and has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of New Amsterdam Pharma since August 2020. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for Tenax since March 2021. Prior to that, he was the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Corvidia Therapeutics, which recently announced its sale to Novo-Nordisk for $2.1 billion. Dr. Davidson also serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Cerenis Therapeutic/Abionyx Therapeutics from January 2015 through September 2019.
In addition to his current roles, Dr. Davidson is a nationally recognized expert in lipidology and has been named one of “The Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors Inc. for the past 10 years. Dr. Davidson was the co-founding Chief Medical Officer of Omthera Pharmaceuticals in 2008, which was later acquired by Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical in 2013 for $443 million. His research and clinical development background encompass both pharmaceutical and nutritional clinical trials, including extensive research on statins, novel lipid-lowering drugs, and omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Davidson is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical lipidology and served as President of the National Lipid Association from 2010 to 2011. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Northwestern University and an MD from The Ohio State University School of Medicine. The Caladrius Board has concluded that Dr. Davidson should continue serving as a director based on his experience in healthcare, including as an industry leader and expert in preventative cardiology and lipidology.