Roger Crystal brings more than 15 years of experience as a healthcare business executive and clinician. He previously served as the Chief Business Officer for ImaginAb, a venture capital-backed biotechnology company, leading the company’s efforts in immuno-oncology and managing its pharmaceutical company partnerships and licensing deals. He began his business career with roles at Goldman Sachs, A.T. Kearney, and GE Healthcare. He holds a BMedSci in Physiology and an MD from the University of Birmingham, UK and an MBA from the London Business School. Prior to his business career, Dr. Crystal worked for several years as a surgeon, specializing in ear, nose, and throat, head and neck surgery at leading institutions including Imperial College Healthcare, London and was awarded Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS). He was also an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London and has authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific articles.
He is the lead inventor of the NARCAN® Nasal Spray, holding several issued patents around this product, and led its development towards FDA approval. Dr. Crystal is frequently featured as an opioid crisis expert, including national TV appearances with prominent U.S. news media, and has testified at The White House, advising the President’s Opioid Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Santa Monica Bay Chapter.