Serge Stankovic


Srdjan (Serge) Stankovic, M.D., M.S.P.H. is our President and responsible for overseeing Research and Development at Acadia.

From November 2015 to November 2018, Dr. Stankovic was Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development. With a background in clinical and academic psychiatry, Dr. Stankovic brings over 20 years of executive level experience in drug development and clinical and medical affairs.

Dr. Stankovic has built and led multidisciplinary teams for small molecules and biologics in multiple therapeutic areas including neurology, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology and pain. He has led teams to achieve approvals of KEPPRA®, FENTORA®, TREANDA®, NUVIGIL® and ARISTADA®. Prior to joining Acadia, Dr. Stankovic served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Alkermes plc. from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Alkermes, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development for Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He was appointed to this role following Teva’s acquisition of Cephalon, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Clinical Research. Dr. Stankovic also served as Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Clinical Development CNS at Forest Laboratories, Inc. and held executive positions in research and development at Neurogen Corporation (now Ligand Pharmaceuticals), Johnson & Johnson and UCB.

He currently serves on the board of directors at Neurogene, Inc. Dr. Stankovic received his M.D. from the University of Belgrade and holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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