Dr. M. Walid Qoronfleh
Director of Healthcare Research and Policy, World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)
Dr. M. Walid Qoronfleh is currently the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). Immediately prior to this he was Biotechnology Development Director at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI). Dr. Qoronfleh’s areas of research are biotechnology, diagnostics, and personalized medicine and he has over 20 years of scientific, technology, business, and commercial experience. He has held several senior management and executive positions with increasing responsibilities at GSK, Sanofi, NIH-NCI, NextGen Sciences (VP, Personalized Medicine) and SDIX (Exec. Dir., Diagnostics business, Nasdaq: SDIX).
Dr. Qoronfleh is the founder of three biotechnology companies and he is a co-founder and the managing director of the boutique consulting company Q3CG. He is an ad hoc reviewer for various scientific journals and a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is also editor of two journals: the Journal of Social & Economical Issues of Biotechnology and The Scientific World Journal – Proteins & Proteomics. He obtained his Ph.D. from The University of Louisville–School of Medicine, he received his MBA from Penn State University, and holds marketing certification from The University of Wisconsin–Madison.