Theodore Witek, Jr.

ICD.D (Rotman School of Management)
MBA (Henley Management College, UK)
DrPH (Columbia University)
MPH (Yale University)
BSc (Quinnipiac College, Connecticut USA)

Objectives as a Senior Fellow

Provide Student Access to Real World Experiences, via

Project Ideas and support and execution

Career Development and Crisp Writing & Presentation Skills

Life Balance and Passion Fueling

Think Tanks on Current Topics


Early research career physiology/pharmacology/environmental health. Air Pollution effects in asthma, COPD, occupational lung disease, byssinosis. Air Quality Standards.

Drug development methodology, particularly nose/upper airway, asthma. COPD. Incorporating WHO’s Impairment/Disability/Handicap in Drug Development

Current Research on Implementation of Drug/Technology and Scientific Basis of Drug Promotion and Health & Happiness


Dr. Witek spent the core of his career in the pharmaceutical industry with positions ranging from bench science to clinical research to chief executive officer. Early in his career, he studied the effect of environmental and occupational contaminants in patients with lung disease, contributing to scientific basis of ambient and industrial air quality standards.

Ted's current area of focus is integration of technology into health systems. While the pharmaceutical industry has built strong bridge over the 'first valley of death', he is working to develop frameworks and the associated competencies to better integration into systems in order to foster health and happiness.

Ted received his MHP from Yale, his DrPH from Columbia, and his MBA from Henley. He is an accomplished photographer who publishes and exhibits widely.

Recently, Dr Witek has been evaluating knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of health care professionals regarding cannabis and vaping. A specific focus is the need for truthful and balanced promotion based in sound science.


Past President & CEO Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc : Portugal & Canada

SVP Corporate Partnerships & Chief Scientific Officer, Innoviva

Chair Drug Device Discovery and Development Committee of American Thoracic Society

Innovative Drugs Canada Past Chair Heath Technology Assessment & Public Relations


Chair Joint Steering Committee BI&Pfizer and Innoviva & GSK

Board of Directors Trudell Medical International, Medical Science Corp

SickKids Innovation Commercialisation Advisory Board

Lumira Capital Advisory Board