Professional Position: Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials
Company: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Jinsy A. Andrews, M.D. is the Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at Columbia University. In additional to overseeing neuromuscular clinical trials, she cares for people with neuromuscular disorders, primarily with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center. She has been actively involved with the NEALS consortium for over ten years and has participated in several NEALS clinical trials for people with ALS and is the co-chair of the NEALS consortium. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN).
Prior to her current position at Columbia University, Dr. Andrews was the Head of Neuromuscular Therapeutics and Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development at Cytokinetics, Inc. overseeing international clinical research development in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and North American clinical research development in spinal muscular atrophy.
Before her tenure with Cytokinetics, she was the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit and Co-director of the MDA/ALS Clinic at Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut. She completed her fellowship training in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology at Columbia University. She is board certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Andrews received her B.S. at Union College, her master’s degree (MSc) in Biostatistics with a focus on patient oriented research from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She is an international authority in ALS research and clinical trials. She brings vast experience as an academic expert in ALS clinical trials and a unique knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.