Douglas Yau

Director, Field Medical Team - Sanofi Genzyme

Dr. Douglas Yau is a medical affairs leader with 15 years of experience in life sciences research and the pharmaceutical industry.  For the past 6 years, he has focused on hematology and oncology medical affairs at Sanofi Genzyme, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for human disease including prostate cancer, myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma.  During that time, he has served numerous roles of increasing responsibility including Sr. Medical Science Liaison, Training Lead for the oncology field medical team, and US Medical Lead (field based Medical director role) for rasburicase (Elitek).  Douglas Yau is currently a Regional Director for Sanofi Genzyme Oncology Medical Affairs.  In this role, he provides strategic leadership, operational guidance and coaching to the oncology MSL team.  Douglas Yau holds a Ph.D in Pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pharmacology and a MBA in Health Sector Management and Leadership and Change Management from Depaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  He also holds Graduate Certificates in Emotional Intelligence from both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Liautaud Institute.

My Sessions

Understanding a Hiring Manager’s Perspective

Research: Understand the job. Understand the needs of the MSL team you applied to. Preparation: Practice interview questions and know what makes you stand out. The Phone Interview: Highlight your experience, past achievements, transferable skills, and potential fit. In Person Interview: Focus on communication, presentation, and likeability. Assessment of the company and team- Reverse assess […]