Dr. Wasfi has served as Savara’s Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development since December 2023. With over two decades of industry and healthcare experience, Yasmine is a seasoned professional within clinical research and drug development of both large and small molecule novel therapeutics. Her clinical development work includes respiratory drug development and late-phase immunology clinical development. Dr. Wasfi has held roles of increasing responsibility within large pharmaceutical and smaller biotech companies, including Amicus Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck. She received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware, M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Ph.D. in Clinical Science from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.