Dr. Pezalla is a leading innovator in payer strategy for pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, CEO/founder of Enlightenment Bioconsult, LLC, and a member of the EXCITE International Payers' Advisory Committee.
Dr. Pezalla focuses on unlocking the value of innovative pharmaceutical products by developing industry-leading approaches to incorporating payer requirements into development programs, technology assessment plans, and value frameworks. He works with a variety of policy and industry groups on cutting edge coverage policy, innovations in value-based payments, and adaptive regulatory and market entry pathways.
Dr. Pezalla is the former Vice President for Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Aetna. In this position Dr. Pezalla developed and coordinated strategy for pharmaceutical evaluation and coverage across both the medical and pharmacy benefit, created Aetna’s framework for innovative contracts, and developed Aetna’s public policy positions on drug and device coverage.
Dr. Pezalla is active as a payer expert on a number of policy working groups including the New Drug Development Paradigm Project at MIT. From July 2016 to July 2017 He was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center in Washington, DC where he worked on policy approaches to stimulating the development of new antimicrobials, evaluation of value frameworks, and other policy projects.
CEO/founder of Enlightenment Bioconsult, LLC.