Chief Medical Officer

Naimish Patel, M.D.

Dr Naimish Patel Headshot

Naimish Patel, M.D., serves as our Chief Medical Officer. He joined CRISPR Therapeutics from Sanofi, where he most recently served as the Global Development Therapeutic Area Head of Immunology and Inflammation. Previously, he was the Global Program Head for Dupilumab at Sanofi, leading multiple waves of indication expansion including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. During his time at Sanofi, Naimish led the development of an industry leading pipeline across key therapeutic areas including respiratory, dermatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. He also oversaw key business development and M&A activities during a rapid phase of pipeline expansion. He is a pulmonary and critical care physician with an extensive background in translational medicine and clinical trials.

Naimish received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an M.D. from McGill University. He completed his internal medicine training at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine at Harvard Medical School. After completing his fellowship, Naimish was a member of the faculty at Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he led an NIH-funded lab in translational immunology focused on innate defense functions of the lungs. He previously held positions in clinical development and discovery project leadership at AstraZeneca and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

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