Richard Toselli, M.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer at InVivo Therapeutics. His appointment becomes effective July 5, 2017. Dr. Toselli, a fellowship-trained spinal neurosurgeon, will assume all responsibilities related to the company’s clinical and regulatory strategy.
Prior to joining InVivo, Dr. Toselli served as Chief Medical Officer for Cochlear Limited. In that role, he was responsible for global clinical, regulatory, and medical affairs teams reporting to the CEO. Prior to that, Dr. Toselli served five years at Sanofi in various levels of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Global Medical Affairs – Immunology and Inflammation, Biologics Division; Vice President of Global Medical Affairs and Head of the Biosurgery Discovery Performance Unit; and Vice President of Global Medical Affairs, Biosurgery. Before his time at Sanofi, he served as Chief Medical/Technology Officer for Covidien Surgical, and earlier held various roles at DePuy Spine including Director of Medical Affairs, Worldwide Vice President of Research and Development, and Worldwide Vice President of Clinical Evidence and External Relations. He subsequently held the position of Vice President of Evidence-Based Medicine at Johnson & Johnson for the device sector.
“We are pleased to welcome Rich to the InVivo team during this pivotal moment in the company’s history. His deep industry experience paired with his medical training as a spine trauma neurosurgeon make him an invaluable asset as we look to finish enrollment of our pivotal probable benefit study and file for marketing approval,” said Mark Perrin, InVivo’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Dr. Toselli’s previous academic positions include Assistant Professor at Brown University, Associate Professor, Director of Spine Center, and Associate Chief of Staff at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and Associate Professor at the University of Vermont. He holds a bachelor of arts from Providence College, his medical degree from Brown University, and a masters of business administration from the UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Toselli is a board-certified neurological surgeon.