Michael Dawson, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dawson brings both clinical experience and a background in research and development to Leading BioSciences. Knowing the science and business of the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Dawson brings key insights into the value of drug development and its application in the clinical setting. For more than a decade he has served in leadership positions and on numerous Hospital committees including the Governing Board at Centinela Hospital. Presently he is Chief of Staff Elect at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and has recently joined the administration of Medical Staffs to help shape the value of medicine and pharmaceuticals in the evolving U.S. healthcare system. The present state of Healthcare is value driven and required careful assessment of drug development that solves problems of health and expense at the same time. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, in particular leading gene therapy studies at the Children’s’ Hospital of Los Angeles performing some of the earliest Adenovirus gene transfers studies. Working on the Human Genome project at the Howard Hughes Research facility at the University of California San Diego he received Masters degrees in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with an Honors Thesis in Molecular Genetics. Dr. Dawson matriculated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dawson is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist with advanced qualification in Vascular Interventional Radiology.