Peter G. Traber, MD
Peter G. Traber, M.D. joined the Caladrius Board in January 2015. He has extensive experience in medicine, science and the pharmaceutical industry. Since August 2020 he has served as Chief Medical Officer at Selectra Biosciences. Prior to that, from July 2018 to July 2020, he served as Partner to Alacrita Consulting. From March 2011 until June 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT), where he served since 2010 as Chief Medical Officer and starting in 2009 as a member of its Board of Directors. Galectin is a publicly traded biotechnology company that is developing carbohydrate-based therapies for the treatment of fibrotic liver disease and cancer. Since 2008, he has been President Emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine, where he was Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2008. Dr. Traber also has extensive big pharma leadership experience, serving from 2000 to 2003 as Senior Vice President of clinical development and medical affairs and Chief Medical Officer of GlaxoSmithKline. He has also served as CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Traber has managed a molecular biology research laboratory and published more than 100 research articles, reviews, and book chapters. He received his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine, a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a certificate in medical leadership from Wharton Business School. The Caladrius Board has concluded that Dr. Traber should continue serving as a director based on his diverse experience in healthcare, including his expertise in clinical trial design and product development, and his management experience.