SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALPN), a leading clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on developing innovative treatments for cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Andrew S. Sandler, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sandler joins Alpine from Kiadis Pharma, a Sanofi Company, where he was Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sandler’s anticipated start date is August 17, 2022.
“We are very excited and fortunate to have Andy join the Alpine team. His appointment comes at a time where we are quickly advancing our three development programs across multiple oncology and autoimmune disease indications,” said Stanford Peng, M.D., Ph.D., President and Head of Research and Development at Alpine. “Andy is a highly experienced Chief Medical Officer with extensive clinical development expertise, and has a passion for developing novel therapies for patients with life-threatening and debilitating diseases.”
“I am thrilled to join the Alpine team and continue to advance the clinical strategy and development of the company’s extremely promising pipeline, including acazicolcept, davoceticept, and ALPN-303,” said Dr. Sandler. “I look forward to integrating with the development teams to continue to advance these exciting therapies that were built from Alpine’s directed evolution platform and have the potential to improve the lives of many patients.”
Dr. Sandler brings over 25 years of industry and clinical practice experience. Prior to his role at Kiadis Pharma/Sanofi, Dr. Sandler was Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Medivation (Pfizer). Before that, Dr. Sandler held various roles including Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Seattle Site Head, and Senior Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs at Dendreon Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sandler was Chief Medical Officer at Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Vice President and Head of Global Medical Affairs for Oncology at Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Sandler also previously held various positions at Berlex Oncology/Schering AG and Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Dr. Sandler holds a B.S. degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester. He obtained his M.D. degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sandler also holds a Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
About Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc.
Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. is committed to leading a new wave of immune therapeutics. With world-class research and development capabilities, a highly productive scientific platform, and a proven management team, Alpine is seeking to create first- or best-in-class multifunctional immunotherapies via unique protein engineering technologies to improve patients’ lives. Alpine has entered into strategic collaborations with leading global biopharmaceutical companies and has a diverse pipeline of clinical and preclinical candidates in development. For more information, visit www.alpineimmunesciences.com. Follow @AlpineImmuneSci on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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