Golda Manuel,


With extensive experience in the healthcare environment, Dr. Manuel has a strong foundation in medicine and an in-depth understanding of the life sciences industry (biotechnology, health technology, and clinical care).

Golda Manuel


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Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management

Stanford University School of Medicine
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Medical Writing & Editing Certificate

University of Chicago


...developed and honed through professional experiences and personal projects.


Professional Experience

Associate Director, Global Medical Information

BioMarin | San Rafael, Ca

Led a cross-functional team in the development and implementation of a digital platform focused on providing scientific data and medical information to healthcare providers. Educated patients and healthcare professionals globally on certain rare genetic metabolic and hematologic conditions and their associated therapies.

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  • Led a cross-functional team in the evolution and maintenance of a digital platform focused on compliantly providing medical information to healthcare professionals.
  • Led or significantly contribute to the development of various technologies to improve internal processes and the external exchange of medical information.
  • Served as the Medical Information lead for all BioMarin therapies in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Served as the Medical Information lead for several therapies in the United States and Canada.
  • Effectively communicated with external customers involved in evidence-based healthcare decisions including but not limited to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.

Founder & CEO

Leksi | Portland, Or

Led a small team in the creation, launch, and maintenance of Leksi (, a health education platform for the healthcare community to easily access and consume medical publications. Implemented innovative technologies such as audio transcription using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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  • Designed and implemented an end-to-end technology architecture for the core features, including AI audio transcription, a mobile-friendly user interface, and a high-performance API.
  • Conceived and designed the core feature set, including the frontend web application, core audio transcription, comprehensive security features, and data infrastructure.
  • Implemented a comprehensive product and brand strategy.
  • Conducted thorough market research and competitor analysis.
  • Participateded in the Portland State University Business Accelerator and collaborated with fellow entrepreneurs and advisors.

Medical Science Director

Genentech | South San Francisco, Ca

Served as the Medical Lead for the impending launch and FDA approval of the second indication for a novel therapy for influenza. Participated in FDA label negotiations and meetings with other government entities (e.g., CDC).

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  • Was a core member of the study and publication planning team.
  • Established relationships and collaborated with clinicians and key opinion leaders in infectious disease to plan for future development and become more knowledgeable of their practice.
  • Closely collaborated with and was a key advisor to the marketing team in planning and strategizing launch activities.
  • Led the creation and successful launch of a dedicated call center for baloxavir marboxil.
  • Assisted with planning and execution for participation in prominent medical conferences (e.g., IDSA), including reviewing presentations/posters and booth design and conceptualization.
  • Provided organization-wide education on baloxavir marboxil for medical, marketing, field medical, and international teams.
  • Assisted with strategy and planning for the international launch of baloxavir marboxil.

Medical Communications Leader

Genentech | South San Francisco, Ca

Led and successfully executed the Medical Communications planning and strategy for the FDA approval and new product launch of a novel therapy for influenza.

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  • Led and participated in multiple medical advisory boards.
  • Served as a core member for the drafting, editing, and data analysis of the US Prescribing Information for baloxavir marboxil.
  • Served as the core member of the Program Review Committee to ensure medical accuracy in promotional materials.
  • Monitored and rigorously evaluated the medical literature for several FDA-approved products in oncology and infectious disease and wrote/edited medical content for patients and the healthcare community.
  • Analyzed and interpreted analytics for medical inquiries to identify patient and healthcare provider knowledge gaps.
  • Effectively communicated with external customers involved in writing guidelines (e.g., CDC, NCCN) and direct patient care.
  • Proficiency in the use of the AMA Manual of Style and biomedical research databases.

Medical Communications Scientist

Genentech | South San Francisco, Ca

Educated and provided medical information for several FDA-approved products in oncology to patients and healthcare professionals involved in evidence-based healthcare decision-making.

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  • Monitored and rigorously evaluated the medical literature for several FDA-approved products in oncology and wrote/edited medical content for patients and the healthcare community.
  • Provided medical responses through various communication channels (medical response documents, web-based media, etc.)
  • Reviewed promotional materials for accuracy in medical information.
  • Collaborated with internal teams to convey and acquire medical information.
  • Proficiency in the use of the AMA Manual of Style and biomedical research databases.

International Drug Information Pharmacist

First Databank (FDB) | South San Francisco, Ca

Thoroughly analyzed medication pharmacokinetics, therapeutic indications, and dosing to create and maintain medication concepts for databases used in electronic health records and prescribing systems.

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  • Created and maintained medication concepts for use by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to support clinical decisions.
  • Maintained the Drug Information Database for multiple countries, including the United States, Sweden, Australia, and Canada.
  • Managed and guided research assistants on the retrieval and interpretation of drug information.
  • Mastery in using electronic information repositories, including but not limited to DailyMed, Toxnet, PubMed, and Natural Medicines.
  • Balanced multiple projects across a broad range of pharmaceutical and therapeutic topics.
  • Collaborated with various international teams to determine customer needs and medication data usage.

Critical Care & Inpatient Pharmacist

University of New Mexico Hospital | Albuquerque, NM

Participated in round sessions with medical teams from Neurosurgical, Trauma/Burn, and Medical Intensive Care Units and provided patient medication therapy management.

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  • Completed medication pharmacokinetic analyses, participated in hospital-wide code blue procedures, and educated medical teams and students regarding medication therapy.
  • Evaluated suitability of treatment for each patient, considering drug/drug and drug/disease interactions, indications, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties.
  • Assisted in other clinical areas when necessary (Emergency Department, General Medicine, and Pediatrics).
  • Proficient in using clinical references, guidelines, and medication information sources such as Lexi-Comp, Micromedex, and UpToDate.
  • Utilized Pyxis Medication Systems and Cerner Software (EMR and CPOE).

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