Senior Vice President, Clinical Development
Dr. Hebbar has 9 years of clinical development and product development experience in both the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. Before joining CalciMedica, Dr. Hebbar was a consultant for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, where he served as the clinical development lead for a global multicenter Phase IV trial. Prior to that, he was the V.P. of Nephrology at Thrasos Innovation where he helped implement a global multicenter Phase II trial of a novel therapeutic compound for acute kidney injury. Before working at Thrasos, Dr. Hebbar served as Medical V.P. and a member of the U.S. Board of Directors at Oncimmune, a company that pioneered the development of autoantibody assay technologies for the early detection of cancer. Before joining Oncimmune, Dr. Hebbar served as a medical director at Reata Pharmaceuticals, where he was a medical monitor for both a Phase III global multicenter trial and multiple Phase I trials and the clinical development lead for multiple Phase II trials. Dr. Hebbar began his industry career at Abbott, where he initially served as a senior medical director in the Quality and Regulatory division before transferring to the Diagnostics division, where he supervised a team that provided medical input into product development, supported commercial launches of diagnostic products and led the clinical development of novel biomarkers.
Prior to joining Abbott Diagnostics, Dr. Hebbar was a medical director at Dialysis Clinics Incorporated and a partner at Kidney Associates of Kansas City where for 12 years he practiced nephrology, hypertension, transplant medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Hebbar received a B.A. in Natural Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University and a M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, both at Hennepin County Medical Center, a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at The Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.