Amy Abernethy

Board Member

Amy Abernethy has dedicated her career to transforming clinical development to drive innovation for patients, and brings deep expertise having held a number of leadership roles in biotech, drug policy, and as a former practicing hematologist-oncologist and palliative medicine physician.

Dr. Abernethy started her career in the biotech industry at Flatiron Health, where she served as chief medical officer, chief scientific officer, and senior vice president for oncology, and directed their research vision on utilizing real-world evidence to enable clinical research. She went on to hold the position of Principal Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and also served as the agency’s acting chief information officer. In that role, Dr. Abernethy oversaw the FDA’s vision and execution on the use of data and technology in clinical development. Most recently, Dr. Abernethy served as Verily’s president of product development and chief medical officer. There, she led teams in the development and delivery of software and data products that bridge the gap between clinical research and care. Dr. Abernethy was professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and directed the Center for Learning Health Care in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Cancer Care Research Program in the Duke Cancer Institute. She is an author on more than 500 scientific and medical publications.