Eckhard S.D. Leifke, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Leifke joined Omeros as our Vice President, Clinical Development in June 2018 and assumed the role as our Chief Medical Officer in August 2018. He brings to Omeros more than 20 years of drug development experience, having built and headed global teams at leading pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Takeda and, most recently, Sanofi where he was Global Project Head/Vice President of Early Project & External Opportunities - Cardiovascular and Metabolism and Global Head/Vice President of Late-Stage Development Diabetes. Dr. Leifke has led the global development of multiple early- and late-stage small-molecule and biologic drug candidates to successful market authorizations in the U.S., Europe, Japan and other countries. Dr. Leifke holds a Medical Doctorate from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.