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Brajesh Agrawal, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Brajesh Agrawal is a board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with more than 15 years of experience in drug development. He oversees the clinical research, operations, biometrics & data management, and medical writing teams. He provides strategic leadership for the principal investigator network, developing clinical sites across multiple disease areas, including neuroscience & pain medicine, dermatology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology. Prior to joining Adaptive Research, he served as assistant clinical professor (affiliate) at Stanford University and Southern Illinois University. During his tenure at academic centers, he was instrumental to the late-stage development and approval of various neuroscience therapies. Brajesh received an MD from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he also completed his neurology residency. He was a fellow at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison. When he is not working, Brajesh likes to travel, read books, play board games, and solve puzzle games with family and friends.

Amol Takalkar, MD, MS, MBA
VP, Clinical Affairs and Head, Nuclear Medicine

Amol Takalkar is a board-certified nuclear medicine and molecular imaging specialist with significant experience and expertise in PET/CT imaging including the upcoming paradigm of theranostics, and molecular imaging and therapy using FDG and other novel PET probes in oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation, and infection. He has more than 14 years dedicated and compassionate physician executive leadership experience. Amol oversees clinical affairs, and nuclear medicine teams at Adaptive Research, and is a highly talented, multifaceted biomedical engineering, healthcare, healthcare management, and business development professional. Previously, he was the medical director at the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy at the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport, LA and professor of radiology and associate director of research in the Department of Radiology at Louisiana State University (LSU) Shreveport. Amol received his medical degree from the B. J. Medical College in Pune, India and holds a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and an MBA from LSU. He did his nuclear medicine residency at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He serves on several committees and boards including the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.


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