Kent Buhler

Kent Buhler

Senior Director
Global Project Management

Kent Buhler is senior director in hematology/oncology. He has 24 years of experience in biomedical fields in the area of hematology/oncology.


As a leader of hematology/oncology in global project management, Kent Buhler provides senior-level strategic and therapeutic project support, as well as program and operational oversight to oncology and hematology studies around the globe. Buhler’s passion for his work is driven by the loss of three immediate family members to cancer and the belief that the new immunology/oncology agents and novel combinations of those agents is a positive, disruptive and needle-moving paradigm shift in the science of treating cancer.

Buhler joined PPD in 2005 and has 24 years of experience in biomedical fields—eight years in academia, five in the biotech/pharmaceutical industries and 11 in the CRO industry. All of his biomedical research experience is in the area of hematology/oncology and includes basic research, research operations and clinical operations across all study phases. Buhler is experienced at directing the formation of strategic clinical program development partnerships, which help to create adaptive and streamlined organizational models and project tools to meet clients’ needs. His experience with a variety of oncologic tumor types and hematological studies allows Buhler to excel at resourcing and managing the development of project plans needed for large-scale, complex programs, including recruitment for rare disease studies. Because he represents oncology on cross-functional practice area working groups, Buhler is also able to access internal subject matter experts to support these non-traditional program designs.


Kent Buhler holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Portland State University in Oregon, a Master of Science in animal science with an emphasis in quantitative genetics and animal breeding from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in technology and information management, from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

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