Whit joined us as Vice President, Clinical Research, Cardiology, in September 2017.
Prior to joining Cytokinetics, Whit served as the Therapeutic Area Lead for Cardiovascular and Metabolism Research and Early Development at Genentech. Between 2007 and 2017, he held Medical Director and Group Medical Director roles with increasing responsibility at Genentech, Roche and CardioDx. Previously, Whit had an appointment in the Cardiology Division at the University of California, San Francisco as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and cared for patients as an Attending Cardiologist in the UCSF Cardiology Faculty Practice.
Whit earned M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an A.B. degree from Brown University. He completed internship and residency programs in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a cardiology fellowship at UCSF.
Whit, his wife and their three sons enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including running, skiing, climbing, camping and sailing.