Executive Vice President – Life Sciences

Dr. Eric Rose is Executive Vice President, Life Sciences, of MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of SIGA Technologies.  Dr. Rose previously served as the Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Columbia Presbyterian Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital. From 1982 to 1992, he led the Columbia Presbyterian heart transplantation program, during which time it became the most active program in the United States. Dr. Rose pioneered heart transplantation in children and performed the first successful pediatric heart transplant in 1984. He is Chairman of the Board of Circulite, Inc., a developer of advanced left ventricular assist devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific publications and has received more than $25 million in National Institutes of Health support for his research. Dr. Rose received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1971 and his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1975.