Dr Seth Toback

Vice President, Clinical Development-Coronavirus vaccines

Raleigh, NC

How does this work?

Board certified and licensed physician with over 20 years experience in clinical practice and industry. Clinical Research/Medical Affairs and CRO experience within the respiratory, infectious diseases, in vitro diagnostics, allergy and vaccine therapeutic areas. Areas of expertise: Respiratory viruses, vaccines, diagnostics/biomarkers, asthma, allergy/anaphylaxis.

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infectious diseases
Work experience

Jul 2020 - Present


Vice President, Clinical Development-Coronavirus vaccines

Working on the clinical development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine along with the amazing team at Novavax. Lead clinician on the Phase 3 study being conducted in the United Kingdom. Building and leading the Medical Affairs department in charge of the medical launch of our COVID-19 vaccine and subsequent vaccines.

Jun 2020 - Present

Shots Heard Round the World

Board Member

Shots Heard Round the World “Shots Heard’ is a non-profit (formed 3/2020) to defend, support and empower vaccine advocates worldwide.

2018 - Jul 2020


Vice President, Global Medical Affairs

Manage a team of 11 international researchers dedicated to designing and executing all global post-marketing clinical trials including HEOR, Clinical, Epidemiological, Performance and Workflow studies on our in vitro diagnostics and immunoassays. Evidence generation for launch support. Oversight of publications and investigator-initiated trials.


Jun 2017 - Jan 2018

United Therapeutics

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Research

Lead phase 2-3 clinical trials in the therapeutic area of Pulmonary Hypertension while utilizing my early development skills to focus on a novel treatment for bronchopulmonary dyplasia with the regenerative medicine team.


Mar 2016 - Jun 2017

PRA Health Sciences

Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Providing expert consultative services in the area of Clinical Development in Phase 1-4 clinical trials globally. Covering the Therapeutic Areas of Respiratory, Infectious Disease and Pediatrics. Areas of study include: asthma, food allergy/anaphylaxis, pulmonary hypertension, influenza and vaccines


Aug 2012 - 2016

Gilead Sciences

Director, Clinical Research Respiratory/Inflammation

Lead several respiratory clinical development programs including phase 1-3 clinical trials in the areas of novel small molecule respiratory anti-viral treatments and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Oct 2007 - Aug 2012

Astra Zeneca LP Us

Director, Medical Affairs

Provided all Medical Affairs activities to support FluMist (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine): KOL management, advisory boards, internal/external education, promotional review, publications support, investigator initialized trials, speaker board management, phase 4 post-marketing studies, brand strategy, managed care. Provided medical expertise for respiratory viruses and oversight to the launch of next generation vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.


Oct 2003 - Jul 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics

Section Executive Committee Member

Member of the executive committee for the AAP Section on Practice Management (SOAPM) which deals with all areas of pediatric practice management including coding and reimbursement related issues. Member of the executive committee for the AAP Section on Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT) which works with all areas of innovation concerning children and infants.

Apr 2007 - Oct 2007

Loudoun Medical Group

Clinical Pediatrician

Clinical pediatric work while transition my career into biotechnology/pharmaceuticals. Provided excellent pediatric care to Leesburg families.


Jun 2005 - Apr 2007

MedExpress Urgent Care

Medical Director

Medical Director, MedExpress Urgent Care, Washington Clinic 2005-2007 • Team leader of office manager, clinical director, 7 physicians and 5 physician assistants (10% managerial time) • Aid in the creation of clinical and procedural protocols for growing urgent care corporation • Work within multi-disciplinary corporate structure to assure clinic compliance with corporate polices • Practice adult and pediatric urgent care medicine

2002 - 2007

Dey Laboratories Inc

Advisory Board Member (Allergy, Anaphylaxis)

Worked with national thought-leaders in the fields of allergy/immunology, pulmonology and patient advocacy in support of food allergies and anaphylaxis

Jul 2000 - Oct 2005

Primary Physicians Research


Subinvestigator in several multicenter clinical studies involving new vaccines

Jul 2000 - Jun 2005

Pediatric Alliance

Pediatrician and Managing Partner

Partner and physician manager for a seven physician pediatric group practice, 2003-2005 • Increased revenue 15-20% in twelve months by hiring a physician extender, leading coding review sessions with the partners, developing a “bad debt” collection protocol • Researched and implemented a series of profitable office procedures • Increased office patient population 10% with an aggressive marketing campaign • Practiced clinical pediatrics

1993 - 1997

Tufts-New England Medical Center

Medical Student at Tufts University


1993 - 1997

Tufts Medical School

MD, Medicine

Medical School in Boston, MA

Board Certified

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