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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