Anthony Yanni, Astellas SVP and global head of patient centricity

Q&A: Astel­las’ An­tho­ny Yan­ni lead­ing the charge to em­bed pa­tient voic­es' in phar­ma busi­ness mod­el

Astel­las ex­ec­u­tive An­tho­ny Yan­ni is all about pa­tients – which makes sense con­sid­er­ing his ti­tle as se­nior VP of pa­tient cen­tric­i­ty. How­ev­er, while pa­tient cen­tric­i­ty may be a buzz­word of the mo­ment in phar­ma, Yan­ni has been ring­ing the bell for years.

First at Sanofi and now at Astel­las, his goal is to make sure pa­tients’ voic­es, ex­pe­ri­ences and in­sights are part of the drug de­vel­op­ment busi­ness mod­el from first lab tests to post-mar­ket re­search. Yan­ni joined Astel­las in Sep­tem­ber 2019 af­ter al­most nine years at Sanofi in pa­tient-cham­pi­oning roles. Yan­ni has al­so done his time on the front lines as well as a pri­ma­ry care physi­cian, and al­so served as chief of in­ter­nal med­i­cine and lat­er chief med­ical of­fi­cer for then-Mer­cy Health Part­ners hos­pi­tal and health­care sys­tem.

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