Michael Ujhelyi

Medical Director & Adjunct Professor, Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research, University of Florida

Role: Investigator

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Neuro

Michael R. Ujhelyi, Pharm.D., FCCP is the medical director at KARL STORZ Endoscope and holds the adjunct professor of pharmacy appointment at University of Florida. He is responsible for the overall medical and scientific affairs strategies for all product lines. Prior to joining KARL STORZ, Michael was a professor of pharmacy at the University of Florida and associate dean responsible for the overall operations for the academic and research enterprises.

Previously, Michael was the senior regional medical director for BTG, leading the interventional oncology field medical team. He led therapy training and education, clinical trial liaison/investigator initiated research, executed medical plans and supported internal stakeholders. Michael was also the vice president of research and scientific affairs at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (2016-2017) where he led a $8M research enterprise. During his time at Medtronic, he was the medical affairs and clinical research director of the neuromodulation and cardiac rhythm business units, respectively (1998 – 2016). From 1993 to 1998, Michael was the associate professor of pharmacy and medicine at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Medical College of Georgia.

Michael has been instrumental in the development and commercialization of numerous medical devices and drug/device combination products. He has designed and developed many programs including an investigator initiated research program, a field based medical scientist program, an oncology medical science liaison organization, medical evidence centres and a medical information program. Michael is an internationally-recognized scientist and industry leader for clinical and medical affairs. He has led large clinical research initiatives, developed cardiovascular, neuromodulation and oncology device-based therapies and has published over 70 research papers, presented more than 100 research papers at scientific meetings and has 26 issued patents.

Michael has mentored many start up companies, typically in the area of clinical research and medical affairs. He also serves as a senior consultant to developing companies.

Michael received his bachelor’s in pharmacy from the University of Florida (1987), Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989) and completed a Cardiovascular Therapeutics Fellowship at Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut (1991).

Outside of the office, Michael enjoys various outdoor activities, reading, traveling, and walking his dog.