Senior Medical Director

Daniel Gandia, MD

Daniel Gandia, MD

Dr. Gandia is a physician with more than 30 years of experience in clinical oncology and the pharmaceutical industry. He is a former senior clinical permanent staff member of the Institute Gustave-Roussy (Paris, France) under the supervision of Professor Jean-Pierre Armand. He joined IQVIA on 2016 as Medical Director in the Therapeutic Science and Strategy Unit for the US, Canada and Latin-America regions and worldwide clinical trials in 2021, serving as Senior Medical Director. He joined Fortrea in February 2023 as Senior Medical Director, MedSci Therapeutic Expertise-Oncology & Global Clinical Development.

He is Board Certified in Medical Oncology, with a special interest in Melanoma, Lung, Head and Neck, Colorectal and Breast Cancer. He has been continuously working in clinical and academic settings for more than 25 years. Dr. Gandia has also served as Scientific Advisor and Medical Director in several Pharmaceutical Companies during his professional career.

Dr. Gandia received his Medical Degree at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he underwent his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology at the Sanatorio Guemes, Buenos Aires, completing his Oncology fellowship program in 1988 and spending one extra year as Chief Resident and Instructor at the Instituto Angel H. Roffo (the Argentinean National University Cancer Institute).

At the Institut Gustave-Roussy, he produced several publications in peer-reviewed journals and meetings abstracts in early phases of oncology drug development.

He was heavily involved in the drug development of irinotecan. Dr. Gandia was the first investigator who described the drug cholinergic acute syndrome, and also as the head, one of the investigators that described the use of high-dose intense Loperamide to control delayed diarrhea during the European Phase I study.

Dr. Gandia's top skills are oncology, Phase I-III studies, study design, biology and molecular oncology, pharmacology, publishing papers and providing educational programs for professionals. He joined our company in February 2023.