Paul F. Lizzul, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Paul Lizzul, M.D., Ph.D. has served as our Chief Medical Officer since January 2016. Dr. Lizzul previously served as Senior Medical Director, Head of Safety and program lead for setipiprant (PGD2 inhibitor for AGA) at Kythera from August 2012 until it was acquired by Allergan in October 2015. Prior to joining Kythera, Dr. Lizzul served as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Tufts University School of Medicine where he conducted investigator-initiated and industry- sponsored clinical trials in inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis). Dr. Lizzul has authored articles in academic journals on topics including inflammation, psoriasis, aesthetics (Kybella) and health care reform. Dr. Lizzul is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a faculty member of the American Academy of Dermatology and previously served on the FDA’s Dermatology and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Lizzul is a volunteer member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Dermatology at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Lizzul completed his post-graduate medical internship at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine and his dermatology residency at the University of California Davis, where he was appointed chief resident. Dr. Lizzul earned his B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.D., Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and M.P.H. in Epidemiology/ Outcomes from the Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lizzul also earned an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from the Rutgers Business School.