Company: Eli Lilly
Job title: Vice President & Global Head of Immunology Product Development
Lotus Mallbris, M.D., Ph.D., is the Vice President and Global Head of Immunology Product Development at Eli Lilly and Company. She is a passionate executive leader who brings a unique perspective to the industry as she began her career as a trained physician and has diverse experience across the spectrums of patient care, academic research, pharmaceutical drug development and global medical affairs. Through her business mantra “Performance with Care,” Dr. Mallbris has developed a leadership style that cultivates a thriving environment for her colleagues and teams at Lilly.
Dr. Mallbris joined Lilly in 2015 and leads the company’s multifunctional Global Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs teams across the dermatology, rheumatology and gastroenterology fields. Before joining Lilly, she spent several years at Pfizer and held leadership positions within the dermatology business, serving as the Regional Medical Dermatology Lead and the Global Medical Dermatology Lead.
Prior to joining the corporate world, Dr. Mallbris was a practicing physician for more than 10 years, starting her career as a surgeon before transitioning to the field of dermatology. Her decision to shift from academia and being a practicing dermatologist to joining a biopharmaceutical company was rooted in her desire to help more patients and bring them the treatments they need. Dr. Mallbris has always been devoted to patients and found caring for them incredibly rewarding, but recognized an opportunity to take that devotion to the next level by joining the companies working to create the innovative solutions needed to help patients around the world.
Born in Iran, Dr. Mallbris received her medical degree from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and earned a Ph.D. and a Post-Doctorate Diploma from the Department of Medicine at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She continues to be an active member of multiple external immunology research advisory boards that focus on public health and epidemiology, bridging the external state-of-the-art research with Lilly.
Dr. Mallbris lives with her husband and two daughters in Indianapolis.