TuDiabetes Live interview with Dr. Todd Hobbs, Chief Medical Officer for Novo Nordisk


Todd Hobbs, MD, is chief medical officer (CMO) for Novo Nordisk in North America. In this role, Dr. Hobbs focuses on the implications of diabetes for the company and for patients, for healthcare professionals and for healthcare systems. He provides medical guidance and input to the clinical development and life cycle management strategies for diabetes and obesity-related projects, as well as input into the R&D pipeline and participate in consultant advisory boards.

Dr. Hobbs began his career at Novo Nordisk in 2004 as a Field Medical Scientific Director. In 2010, he moved to the in-house position of Senior Medical Director of Diabetes. Prior to being named North American CMO, he led Medical Affairs activities for all insulin products and devices at Novo Nordisk, including strategy and tactical activities in support of current and future products.

Dr. Hobbs is a physician with a clinical focus in Diabetes. After internship and residency, he established his clinical practice focusing on the intensive management of patients of all ages with diabetes. During his 10 year clinical career based in Louisville, Kentucky, he cared for more than 2,500 adults and children with diabetes, including outpatient, inpatient and intensive care patients. During his clinical practice, he also served as Chairman of the Medicine Department for Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Kentucky.

“At Novo Nordisk, we are intensely focused on the patient experience and are committed to finding solutions to help those living with diabetes achieve their goals,” said Anne Phillips, MD, senior vice president, clinical medical & regulatory affairs for Novo Nordisk. “As a patient and parent of a child living with diabetes, Todd brings a unique perspective and shares our passion for patient centricity.”

His personal dedication to the treatment of diabetes began nearly 25 years ago when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and intensified with the diagnosis of one of his sons with the same condition at the age of 5.

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