Prof. Mikael Boesen MD, PHD
Therapeutic Area Lead for Rheumatic Diseases and Auto-Immunity
Prof. Boesen, IAG's Therapeutic Area Lead for Rheumatic Diseases and Auto-Immunity, is a professor of radiology with focus on musculoskeletal imaging and development of novel therapeutics for rheumatic and autoimmune conditions. He heads musculoskeletal imaging and research groups at Copenhagen University and Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in the Capital region of Denmark. He has 20 years hands-on international experience in clinical research in inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases and serves as a global PI and expert reader on trials. He is an author of 200+ articles, chapters and abstracts and he has served as supervisor of more than 30 PhD students and postdocs. He brings together cross-therapeutic area expertise into musculoskeletal imaging from previous work in immuno-oncology and cardiac imaging and he currently spearheads implementation of artificial intelligence into radiological image analysis in EU and the USA, all of which he uses to help drug development companies to think outside the box when it comes to designing clinical trials and selecting appropriate imaging strategy.