Hameed Farhan

Senior Director, Global Real World Center of Excellence

Farhan “CJ” Hameed, MD, is a biomedical informatician and real world data strategist with diverse experience in healthcare, spanning academia, patient care, clinical research and informatics for over 18 years.
In his current role at Pfizer, he reports into the new Chief Digital and Technology Office (CDTO), where he continues his leadership from the Global Real World Evidence Center of Excellence (GRWE) under PHI. In this role, he focuses on development and harvesting strategic alliances for end-to-end utilization of real world data (RWD) in drug development to generate regulatory grade real world evidence (RWE).
In his earlier work at Pfizer, CJ lead Informatics initiative at the Quantitative Medicine and Neuroscience Research Units and steered the development and implementation of semantically driven interoperable drug discovery platforms for multiple therapeutic areas. He also led the development of analytics based reporting systems through AI/machine learning through wearables by incorporating ontologies and clinical and sensor data standards in real world and clinical trial studies.
Prior to joining Pfizer, CJ lead the medical informatics department and was editorial director at PEPID where he led a team of clinicians and Informaticists to build multi-specialty medical products and international drug databases, including clinical decision support systems (CDSS).
CJ holds a master’s degree in health informatics from Northeastern University and a medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences. He is a HIMSS fellow and recently attained American Medical Informatics Association fellowship status.