EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adolor Corporation announced today the promotion of Lee Techner, D.P.M. to vice president, medical affairs and medical director effective immediately. Dr. Techner will report directly to Eliseo Oreste Salinas, M.D., MSc, senior vice president, research and development and chief medical officer, Adolor Corporation.
“Lee’s contributions to the success of the clinical development program for Entereg® have been substantial,” said Michael Dougherty, president and chief executive officer, Adolor Corporation. “His expertise and experience will be invaluable in leading further clinical evaluation of Entereg and directing our medical affairs activities.”
Dr. Techner joined Adolor in March 2001 as a director, clinical research. In January 2004, he was promoted to senior medical director, clinical research and development, during which time he served as a key contributor to the development of Adolor’s first FDA-approved drug, Entereg. In 2007, Dr. Techner also assumed responsibility for Adolor’s Medical Affairs functions. Prior to 2001, Dr. Techner worked for Omnicare Clinical Research as a medical director.
Dr. Techner has conducted primary research in the areas of pulmonary medicine, rheumatology and foot and ankle surgery in hospitals throughout the Northeast and has published work in the professional journals Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, among others. Dr. Techner earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Techner was in private practice for over 15 years and a Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.