Richard Malamut, MD

In November 2016, Richard Malamut, MD, joined Avanir as senior vice president, research and development, and chief medical officer.

Dr. Malamut brings more than 17 years of academic and clinical expertise in neurology. Prior to Avanir, he was the senior vice president of global clinical development at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., where he was responsible for directing all aspects within clinical development for the company's pain, oncology and neuropsychiatry products. Prior to that, he had roles of increasing responsibility working in Pain, Psychiatry, and Neurodegenerative disease at Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, as well as consulting for Avanir, Schwarz Bioscience and Shire Pharmaceuticals.

Richard earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and his BS in Biology from trinity College-Hartford. He has completed both a neurology residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and EMG/Neuromuscular Disease fellowship at LSU in New Orleans.