Dr. Riddle is a physician executive with 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. She began her medical career as an Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease physician at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, where she focused on the clinical care of patients with HIV/AIDS. In 1998, she became a physician executive in drug development, joining MedImmune, Inc., a rapidly-growing biotechnology company. Most recently, she was Medical Director at PharmAthene, Inc., leading the development of the company’s portfolio of biodefense therapeutics.
BioPharm Advisors capitalizes on the broad range of skills Dr. Riddle has acquired through her medical practice and positions held in the biopharmaceutical industry. Those skills include a sound knowledge of internal medicine and infectious diseases, therapeutic and vaccine product development, application of the Food and Drug Administration’s “Animal Rule” for development of medical countermeasures for biological and chemical defense, Good Clinical Practices, and project and people management.
Valerie graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a BA in Chemistry in 1984; she received her MD from the University of South Florida in May 1989. She is Immediate Past Chair of the USF Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society and Associate Dean for Alumni Engagement. She also serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at USF CONNECT, which houses the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, is a member of the USF Foundation Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee of USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy. She has been board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.