Emmett Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.

Emmett Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., is vice president of early oncology development for Merck Research Labs where he oversees more than 46 company collaborations involving more than 95 clinical studies. He joined Merck in 2010 as a senior principal scientist and has continued to take on additional responsibilities in the development of oncology therapies. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Schmidt was a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schmidt holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University and earned a M.A in biology from Harvard University.