Mark J. Cziraky Pharm.D., CLS, FAHA, FNLA

Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Chief Growth Officer; HealthCore, Inc., Wilmington, DE

As HealthCore’s co-founder and Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Cziraky is extensively involved with clinical, health economic and outcomes research for more than 24 years. He is currently responsible for leading the Scientific Affairs team and the global scientific and business development at HealthCore and is a key contributor to the strategic leadership of the organization. He remains dedicated to HealthCore’s mission to provide information to enable health care decision-makers to assess the real-world value of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. 

Dr. Cziraky serves as a key architect in creating open source research collaborations within the healthcare industry that allow health plans to be involved in research design and execution with various collaborating organizations. Dr. Cziraky’s experience spans leadership roles in clinical pharmacy practice with a focus on cardiovascular risk management, academics, clinical trial management, health policy and retrospective and prospective observational research design and conduct.

Dr. Cziraky has Fellowship status in the American Heart Association and the National Lipid Association and is accredited as a Clinical Lipid Specialist by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. Most recently, Dr. Cziraky serves on the Board of Directors for the National Lipid Association. He had previous Board appointments at The Institute of Safe Medication Practices and MedERRS. He is currently the Chair of the Planning Committee for the Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium and past Chair of the Institutional Council of The International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. In addition he is a member of the Diabetes Measurement Advisory Panel for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and he recently completed two terms on American Pharmacists Association Foundation Board and served for five years as a member of the Cardiology Expert Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia. He holds an adjunct faculty position at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia and serves on the Dean’s Board of Visitors at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Cziraky is a nationally recognized presenter on both cardiovascular and health economic and outcomes research related topics and has published numerous original research, review papers and book chapters in these areas. Dr. Cziraky earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He completed a residency in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Delaware. Prior to starting HealthCore, Dr. Cziraky held a full-time faculty position at The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now part of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and managed a physician referred patient care program focused on dyslipidemia management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware.

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