Donna Palumbo

Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Dr. Palumbo joined Pfizer in 2007 and is currently a Senior Director in the Hospital Business Unit, where she is Team Lead for the US Field Medical Directors and oversees the Specialty Products portfolio. She began her career at Pfizer as a Research Project Lead in the Neuroscience Research Unit, and then became Clinical Lead for the Lyrica Pediatric Epilepsy Program. Following the successful completion of that program, Dr. Palumbo joined Medical Affairs as the Director for the ADHD and Supportive Care Biosimilars franchises. In addition, Dr. Palumbo is a member of the Pfizer Pediatric Center of Excellence, Neuropsychiatry Abuse Potential Safety Council, North America Field Medical Forum and Medical-Patient Community of Practice.


Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr Palumbo was on faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in upstate NY where she practiced until 2007. She was an Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Director of the ADHD clinical and research program and Co-Director, Tourette Syndrome Clinic. She established and directed the pediatric neuropsychology training program and mentored numerous interns and fellows. Dr. Palumbo directed both industry-sponsored and NIH-funded research programs, including multi-site clinical trials in neurodevelopmental syndromes such as ADHD, OCD, and Tourette syndrome. She was also involved in adult and pediatric HIV+ clinical trials, as well as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia research. She has presented and published extensively in these areas and is an ad hoc reviewer for The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Palumbo also served as an industry consultant, scientific contributor, key opinion leader, speaker trainer and bureau member for several pharmaceutical companies prior to joining Pfizer.  


Dr Palumbo received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the New School University in New York and completed her internship at Cornell Medical Center, NY, in adult and pediatric neuropsychology. During her post-doctoral fellowship training she specialized in neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental syndromes and experimental therapeutics at the Clinical Trials Coordination Center, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, URMC.

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