Roy Baynes, MB.BCh., M.Med., Ph.D., FCP, FACP
Roy Baynes has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2018. Dr. Baynes is Chief Medical Officer at Merck, and Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development at Merck Research Laboratories. Dr. Baynes was previously Senior Vice President of Oncology, Inflammation, and Respiratory Therapeutics at Gilead Sciences, and also served as Vice President of Global Clinical Development and Therapeutic Area Head for Hematology/Oncology at Amgen. Dr. Baynes has had a long and distinguished career in the hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation fields, including drug development, basic research, clinical practice, clinical research, teaching, and administration. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Association for Cancer Research, and has authored about 150 publications. Before joining industry in 2002, he was the Charles Martin Professor of Cancer Research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Baynes graduated as a medical doctor and obtained a Master of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.