Patrick Chun, M.D.
Vice President, Clinical Development
Patrick Chun, M.D. is a board-certified Hematologist and Oncologist with drug development experience in both large pharma and small biotech. Patrick began his career at Merck & Co., where he was charged with the development of a small-molecule ERK-inhibitor, as well as running early- and late-stage studies in melanoma indications for pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA), which was the first PD-1 inhibitor to be approved by the FDA. He then moved on to Gilead Sciences, where he led the clinical development of the bromodomain-inhibitor program (GS-5829) across oncology indications, as well as supporting the clinical development of antibodies against novel tumor microenvironment targets. Immediately prior to joining Amphivena, Patrick was head of clinical development at a small privately held biotechnology company located in San Diego, where he led the first clinical programs from pre-IND through Phase 1 in multiple oncology indications. Patrick holds a B.S. (Chemistry) and M.D. from Michigan State University, trained in Internal Medicine at Brown University, and completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCLA.