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Chief Scientific Officer

Samantha Kerr, Ph.D.


Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Kerr joined Merz in March 2020 as Chief Scientific Officer for Merz Aesthetics. In her role, Dr. Kerr is responsible for leading the R&D team, setting the scientific strategy and priorities, and overseeing and building the company’s research and development pipeline.

Dr. Kerr comes to Merz Aesthetics with nearly two decades of demonstrated success and leadership in medical aesthetics and healthcare across a variety of scientific and business leadership roles. She previously served as the Vice President, Global Area Head of Medical Aesthetics, Device at Allergan, where she oversaw the design, development and execution of global programs to gain product approvals, focusing on the US, EU, China and Japan. Previously at Allergan, Dr. Kerr was the Vice President Head of Development where she led the EMEA and Asia Pacific clinical operations team managing both pharma and device programs from early stage to launch readiness. Dr. Kerr joined Merz Aesthetics directly from TMC Pharma Services Ltd., where she served as Chief Operating Officer.

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