Joanne Donovan, MD, PhD

Title: Chief Medical Officer

Organization: Edgewise Therapeutics

Bio: Joanne M. Donovan, M.D., Ph.D., has been Chief Medical Officer at Edgewise Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on rare muscle disorders, since April 2021. Dr. Donovan has been deeply involved in clinical development for Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the last decade in her role as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Development at Catabasis Pharmaceuticals. From 1998 to 2011, Dr. Donovan served in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately as vice president of clinical development, at Genzyme. Since 1989, she has been a staff physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Donovan holds a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.