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Eugene P. Kennedy, MD

Chief Medical Officer

NewLink Genetics

Eugene P. Kennedy, MD, FACS, has served as NewLink’s Chief Medical Officer since November 2017, where he leads clinical development across all immuno-oncology product candidates as well as investigator initiated trials. From January 2014 to November 2017, Dr. Kennedy served as the Vice President for Clinical and Medical Affairs.

Prior to joining NewLink Genetics, he was on faculty and clinical staff at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he served as Associate Professor of Surgery and held leadership positions as Chief of the Section of Pancreaticobiliary Surgery and codirector of the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary, and Related Cancers Center from January 2006 to December 2013. Previously, Dr. Kennedy held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He has considerable experience in clinical trial design and implementation, leading both investigator initiated and industry sponsored efforts.

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