Charles Piwko, MSc, PhD

Current Position and Professional Functions

President of CHP Pharma Inc.

Education and Training

Dr. Charles Piwko holds a Pharmacy degree, a PhD in Pharmacology, and an MSc in Health Administration. Charles' Masters work (a cost of illness study) was performed at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 2002-2005, at the Motherisk program. Between 2005 and 2007 he was Director of Operations at a Canadian based Consulting Company, responsible for managing teams and health economic related research projects. Prior to that he was the Manager of "Pharmacy 12" in Zurich from 1996 to 2001. He also held a doctoral position in the Department of Preclinical CNS-Pharmacology at Sandoz (Novartis) Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland in association with the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Through his career and studies, he has gained the ability to translate critical interpretations of scientific information into successful commercial applications. His strategic thinking and contingency planning allow him to always perform at the highest level to achieve his goals.


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Research Interests and Expertise

As a result of his years of experience, Dr. Piwko has a keen ability to perform critical and objective interpretations of scientific and commercial information, delivering timely, high-quality work. A strategic thinker and contingency planner, he has the analytical skills for integrating and interpreting interdisciplinary projects. Dr. Piwko’s experience includes conducting prospective, interview-based studies, systematic literature and chart reviews, as well as prospective and retrospective burden of illness and economic studies. He has also worked on all facets of public and private payer submissions, with a focus on the clinical aspects of the submission. A published author in peer-reviewed journals and occasional presenter at scientific conferences, Dr. Piwko is recognized for his expertise in organizing and running reimbursement and/or payer advisory board meetings, a service which provides clients with valuable information for planning their payer submissions. Incorporated in July 2013, CHP Pharma Inc. was founded by Dr. Charles Piwko, PhD, PharmD, MSc, who serves as the company’s president. A leading industry consultant since 2003, Dr. Piwko has over the years helped dozens of organizations to get their products listed on public and private formularies. Well connected internationally, he regularly collaborates with academic and clinical key opinion leaders across the globe, bringing unmatched resources, skills and expertise to CHP Pharma.

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