Jack T. Watters, MD

Dr. Jack Watters is Pfizer's Vice President for External Medical Affairs, responsible for relations with medical societies, academic institutions and government health bodies around the globe. Dr Watters has also represented Pfizer on matters of corporate responsibility and human rights, especially relating to raising political will for the plight of people with HIV/AIDS and older citizens. He is frequently invited to speak on the issues of health disparities, capacity building, science education and public-private partnership. In a pharmaceutical career spanning over thirty years Dr. Watters has gained experience across all phases of research from the laboratory to the clinic. In recent years he has been active in raising the medical voice of the pharmaceutical industry in civil society.  He was one of the architects of the landmark Diflucan Partnership Program with the government of South Africa. The program is now active in sixty of the world's least developed countries. He serves on the boards of the American Federation for Aging Research, HelpAge International and Research!America. He also serves as Regent of the University of Edinburgh where he graduated in medicine in 1977.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln