Bashkim Kadriu, M.D., FACP

Bashkim Kadriu, M.D., FACP, Head of Translational Medicine and Executive Director of Translational and Experimental Medicine, Neuroscience R&D  at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, received his medical degree in 2004 at the University of Prishtina in the Republic of Kosovo. He then moved to the United States, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and subsequently a Research Scientist at the Institute of Neuropsychiatry, University of Illinois Chicago.

Bashkim completed a research fellowship in Psychiatry/Behavioral Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and subsequently did his first three years of Neuropsychiatry residency training at Albert Einstein. He then transferred as a fourth-year Resident to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, where he later worked as a Clinical Research Fellow, and later directed the Translational team at the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch at NIMH and served as Deputy Director at the Office of Clinical Research, at NIH. 

In 2020 Dr. Kadriu joined Janssen pharmaceuticals, Company of Johnson & Johnson in the role of Director and Global Clinical Leader in early drug development in the neuropsychiatric space.  On September 2022 Dr. Kadriu, joined Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he is currently leads the Translational Medicine Team in Neuroscience.

His work is focused on early drug development, taking potential compounds from discovery through early clinical development stages with aim to find cures for severe neuropsychiatric and sleep disorders.  His research and scientific interests include early clinical trials, translational clinical neuroscience, with a focus on using multimodal approaches in exploring neurobiological correlates and biosignatures that guide novel therapies and patient profiling in severe mental illnesses.

Dr. Kadriu has an hindex of 21, he has published over 65 peer review paper and book chapters in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychiatry) and received numerous prestigious awards in the field.


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