Michael Davidson Headshot


Michael H. Davidson, MD joined Abcentra’s Board of Directors in 2021. Dr. Davidson is currently CEO of New Amsterdam Pharma, and was previously the founding CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Corvidia Therapeutics, which was acquired by Novo-Nordisk in 2020. He also co-founded Omthera Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Astra Zeneca.

Dr. Davidson is a leading expert in the field of lipidology research, with a background that encompasses both pharmaceutical and nutritional clinical trials, including extensive research on statins, novel lipid-lowering drugs, and omega-3 fatty acids. He was also named in “The Best Doctors in America” list for the past 15 years. Dr. Davidson also serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He also founded the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, which became the largest investigator site in the United States and was acquired by Pharmaceutical Product Development in 1996. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and clinical lipidology, and served as President of the National Lipid Association from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Davidson received his BA/MS from Northwestern University and MD from The Ohio State University School of Medicine.