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Dr. Arie Belldegrun

Dr. Arie Belldegrun joined Teva’s Board of Directors in 2013.  

Dr. Arie Belldegrun joined Teva’s Board of Directors in 2013. Dr. Belldegrun is the Director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology and Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has held the Roy and Carol Doumani Chair in Urologic Oncology since 2000. Dr. Belldegrun also serves as Executive Chairman and Founder of Kite Pharma, Inc., Executive Chairman of Arno Therapeutics, Inc., Chairman of TheraCoat Ltd., a director of SonaCare Medical Inc., Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Wilex AG and until 2013 he served as a director of Nile Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Belldegrun was the founder and founding Chairman of Agensys, Inc. and the co-founder and founding Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cougar Biotechnology (which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2009). Dr. Belldegrun has also held the positions of Chairman of the Molecular and Biological Technology Committee of the American Urological Association and member of its Technology Assessment Council; member of the Governor’s Council on Bioscience for the State of California; biotechnology group leader of the Mayor of Los Angeles’ Economy and Jobs Committee; and is the author of over 450 scientific publications. Dr. Belldegrun received his medical degree at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School and conducted his post-doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He completed his urologic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health.