Adjunct Professor of Genetics Rockefeller University
Dr. Richard S. Sackler joined Purdue in 1971 as Assistant to the President. In his 33-year tenure, he has held a series of positions of increasing responsibility, including direct management of both the Research and Development and the Sales and Marketing functions. Dr. Sackler was named President of Purdue Pharma in 1999 and Co-Chairman of the Board in March 2003. In addition, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Genetics at Rockefeller University since March 2003.
Dr. Sackler received his AB degree from Columbia University and his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine. He also studied at Harvard University Business School's Program for Management Development. He is licensed in to practice medicine in both New York and Connecticut.
Currently Dr. Sackler is a Director of Purdue Pharma, LP, Mundipharma, and Napp Pharmaceuticals.. He serves on the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board, the Yale School of Medicine Dean's Council, the Advisory Council for the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, and the Board of Overseers for the Tufts University School of Medicine as well as the MIT Cancer Center Advisory Board. In the past, he was a Director of the AMA Foundation and was first president of the Israel Vocal Arts Institute. In 1989, Dr. Sackler received the Annie Blount Storrs Award from Calvary Hospital in New York City.