John joined Achelios in January 2016 as Chief Medical Officer and VP of Clinical Operations. John was the former head of clinical development at Pozen, the pharmaceutical company that developed the migraine therapy TreximetTM. At Pozen, John was a member of executive leadership team and managed all clinical activities through phase 3 and worked with regulatory agencies in the US and EU. Prior to Pozen, John was Vice-President of Clinical Affairs at Adalor working in the gastrointestinal area. He started his clinical development career at Searle, directing the development of the COX 2 inhibitor Celebrex. John has a M.D. from the University of Valencia, Spain and was a fellow at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He also has an M.B.A. from Temple University.