Accelerating Breakthrough Discoveries into Medicines

Harlan Weisman

Harlan Weisman, MD


Dr. Harlan F. Weisman was Chief Science and Technology Officer for Medical Devices and Diagnostics at J&J. In that role, he was a member of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group Operating Committee steering the group’s scientific and technical agendas, including investments in group-level technologies, and sponsoring the research and development talent agenda. Before serving as Chief Science and Technology Officer for Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Dr. Weisman held the position of Company Group Chairman, Research & Development for Pharmaceuticals, where he had executive oversight of the ALZA Corporation, J&J Pharmaceutical Research and Development, and TransForm Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Weisman joined J&J from Centocor, where he was the President of Research & Development. Dr. Weisman was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Weisman received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland and his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he did his post-graduate fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Weisman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Medical Association, and the New Jersey Medical Society. Dr. Weisman is an author of more than 90 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of cardiovascular disease and medical product development.