Marcia de Souza Lima is an ophthalmologist with extensive experience in clinical development, medical affairs, and business development programs in the USA, Europe, and other regions. Her most recent positions were Global Medical Affairs Head, Ophthalmology at Shire/Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Chief Medical Officer at Oculis SA, and Head, Medical Affairs of the Cell and Gene therapy business unit at Santen Pharmaceuticals. She has also worked at Novartis, Pfizer, Bausch+Lomb, and Regenxbio. Marcia has managed large global teams, and her experience includes working on pharmaceutical, biologics, and medical device programs. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer of The ReLeef Initiative, a nonprofit startup pharmaceutical company.
Marcia received her medical degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and furthered her clinical research studies at the Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego. She has a master’s degree in international public policy from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a candidate for the Executive Global Master in Management at LSE, London. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, she practiced medical and surgical ophthalmology for a decade.
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