Cindy Elko Simms, M.D.

Cindy Elko-Simms

Vice President of Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs


Cindy Elko-Simms, vice president, heads pharmacovigilance (PV) and regulatory affairs (RA) and serves on PPD’s global clinical development leadership team. Dr. Elko-Simms provides an important leadership and corporate risk management role while ensuring regulatory compliance and efficient execution of PV and RA services. She sets the strategic vision for and leads business process optimization and technology roadmap planning at a functional level while contributing to assessments at an enterprise level. She supports strategic partnership relationships at executive-level interactions and serves as the chair of PPD’s executive medical risk review committee, which is responsible for addressing escalated potential patient safety issues.

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