Director, Clinical Trials
Afra is a healthcare professional with extensive experience in fundamental areas of clinical research management including research design/methodology, regulatory/legal/ethical issues, data management, statistics, research teams, and promotion of clinical trials.
Afra’s background in clinical research is grounded in oncology where he held multiple leadership positions at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York overseeing clinical trials in various diseases management teams. Most recently, Afra served as Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. He established and implemented operational standards and monitored progress of the clinical, regulatory, and financial units within the Cancer Clinical Trials Office.
As the Director of Clinical Trials, Afra is responsible for overseeing the clinical research operations of ONCOtherapeutics. With his proven experience and as part of the leadership team, he regularly evaluates the efficiency of organizational procedures and helps to identify and assess business development opportunities, potential partnerships, and other strategic initiatives.