Dr. Mestra has spent 12 years gaining knowledge and experience in the drug development arena. In that time, he has accumulated valuable skills, creating a strong profile for most of the steps in the drug development pipeline, including clinical operations leadership. Dr. Mestra wants to ensure that project milestones can be achieved on time, within budget, and in compliance with the ICH/GCP, and international/local regulations.
Dr. Mestra is highly experienced in the design and execution of clinical trials. Further, risk management of clinical trials have allowed him to predict which variables could affect the conduct of studies; especially those related to recruitment success. Dr. Mestra’s problem-solving skills, as well as his ability to recognize the cross-functional impact of problems, allows him to anticipate the consequences in solution management while also serving as an escalation point and resource for internal/external teams and investigational sites
Dr. Mestra can interact and communicate with a high degree of professionalism and credibility to the scientific community.
Dr. Mestra has had the privilege of working with companies and organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative – DNDi, as well as others which specialize in tropical diseases, polio eradication, and vaccine development.