Psychedelic biotech company Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) announced the appointment of Bob Dagher, MD, as Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Robert Wilkins, MD, stepped down from his role of Chief Medical Officer on November 29th, 2021.
Prior to joining Enveric, Dr. Dagher served as the Chief Medical Officer at WCG MedAvante-ProPhase where he led the clinical science organization to help forge and develop compelling scientific solutions to match industry challenges. Before joining WCG, Dr. Dagher served as the Chief Medical Officer at Cadent Therapeutics, where he led and advanced the company’s pipeline of small molecules, coupled with the implementation of precision biomarkers, for the development of innovative programs in rare diseases and common indications targeting movement and cognitive disorders. Following his early experience treating patients in academic and private practice settings, Dr. Dagher started his career in the pharmaceutical industry at GlaxoSmithKline, followed by Sanofi/Genzyme working on neurology, psychiatry, and urology indications.
“As a trailblazing company working to discover and develop the next-generation treatments through the use of both psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body, Enveric has major potential to make a real difference for mental health and cancer patients in need,” said Dr. Dagher. “As Chief Medical Officer, I look forward to working with the leadership and clinical teams to harness the power of these groundbreaking technologies to truly help bring solutions to various indications ranging from cancer-related distress to a whole host of other mental health disorders.”
Dr. Dagher brings over 20 years of experience working in clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry for both small and large pharmaceutical companies and as a board-certified physician from the American Board of neurology and psychiatry. He has an extensive therapeutic background concentrated in the neuroscience space which includes a focus on psychotic, affective and anxiety disorders, as well as neuroimmunology, neurodegeneration and movement disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Dagher has supported and driven successful drug development programs from preclinical stages through Phase 4 clinical trials.
“Dr. Dagher joins our team at a crucial time where we are continuing to build momentum and drive development of our key psychedelic molecules for the mind and cannabinoids for the body,” said Dr. Joseph Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Enveric Biosciences. “Dr. Dagher brings extensive experience working in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus and passion for drug development for neurological and mental health indications. His experience is expected to be very valuable as he will lead Enveric alongside our clinical team in continuing to advance our pipeline. Dr. Dagher’s addition to Enveric is key addition as we continue our focus on building a world-class management team.”