Peter Ho, MD, PHD
Dr. Peter Ho serves as Strategic Advisor at Overland Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Ho’s career has focused on cancer drug discovery and development. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Boston Pharmaceuticals and Epizyme Inc. In these roles, he oversaw clinical development functional areas including medical, clinical operations, clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs, translational medicine, biostatistics and data management. Prior, he was Co-Founder and President of BeiGene Ltd. located in Beijing, China. His prior leadership roles includes serving as Senior VP of oncology discovery at GlaxoSmithKline and VP of oncology development at Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Ho completed his pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Boston followed by clinical fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and in clinical oncology and regulatory sciences jointly through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute. Since 1995, he has been responsible for the first-in-human dosing of 19 anticancer agents and has overseen the development of over 60 hematology and oncology compounds in clinical phases of testing, contributing to 11 NCE approvals to date: Gleevec®; Arranon®; Tykerb®; Promacta®; Votrient®; Synribo®; Tafinlar®; Mekinist®; Sylvant®; and Rydap®, and Tazverik®.
Dr. Ho earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in pharmacology from Yale University. He currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for Accent Therapeutics, and on the Board of Directors for Aravive Inc.