Gerard Abate, MD, a Consultant in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Pharmacovigilance at Vite-Scientia Consulting

Get to know Dr. Gerard Abate, who practices in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recognized as a leader in pharma and diagnostics industries, Dr. Abate currently practices as a Consultant in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Pharmacovigilance at Vite-Scientia Consulting in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Offering expert guidance in medical affairs, health outcomes, life cycle management, and pharmacovigilance consulting, Vita-Scientia Consulting provides a portfolio of services for pharma and biotech in all aspects of medical affairs, health outcomes, and pharmacovigilance.

With over three decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Abate started out as a cardiologist before pursuing a different career path on behalf of his vast experience in medical affairs and clinical development in pharma, diagnostics, and devices. “I am a visionary business strategist with proven successes driving revenue growth, accelerating employee performance, building brand visibility, and maximizing shareholder value and market share in competitive industries. I have deep experience in instituting the processes and controls needed to protect financial integrity and manage risks, yielding impressive results in both top-line and bottom-line efficiencies. I am an expert developer of high-performance cultures with a demonstrable capacity in navigating positive change management, while addressing mission critical business needs. I possess a well-sharpened acumen in selecting, training, and developing top-performing executive talent across multifaceted capacities with verifiable success” as stated by the doctor. 

In his current capacity, Dr. Abate also serves as the Chief Medical Director of United Health Products, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of HemoStyp, a patented hemostatic gauze for the healthcare and wound care sectors. His responsibilities include direct oversight with the Company’s PMA submission and all clinical and product data.

He is a former Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics, where he directed a Medical Affairs group that included eight clinical franchise medical directors (oncology, genetics, women’s health, cardiovascular-metabolism, neurology, infectious disease/inflammation), the publication department, the genetic counselors team, the HEOR team, and project management. 

In regards to his educational background, Dr. Abate graduated with his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Wanting to further his education, he earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic in 1981. Thereafter, he returned to the United States and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, followed by his fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Florida.

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

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