With extensive experience in the health sector, SP Consulting Senior Partner Dennis Cryer provides litigation support, research and development, and program administration for both public and privately held companies.
Since 2008, Dr. Cryer has served as the Chief Medical Officer of CryerHealth, a patient-centric strategic consulting firm, assisting the breadth of the healthcare community in the US and internationally. His expansive career at Bristol-Myers Squibb built launch development and licensing skills throughout various medical fields, like diabetes, cardiovascular and neuroscience. When serving at Indigo Pharmaceuticals, Cryer became an expert in program approval, development and administration for innovative medical devices and technology.
Dr. Cryer is a member of numerous scientific organizations including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes Association (having served on the Board of Diabetes Industry Advisors), the American Federation for Medical Research, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Human Genetics, the American Society of Hypertension (former Chair, Corporate Affairs Committee), the Association of Black Cardiologists, the Endocrine Society, the International Atherosclerosis Society, the Molecular Medicine Society, the National Lipid Association, and the National Medical Association. He was elected a Fellow of the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association in 1987, and for 2006-2007 was elected Chairman of the AHA Pharmaceutical Roundtable. He has served as a member of the Campaign Corporate Advisory Committee for the American College of Cardiology Foundation and completed a 4-year term on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sister to Sister Foundation, is Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (NIH), and is Secretary/Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Women’s Health Research.
Dennis R. Cryer, MD, FAHA, received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University (Honors: Biology) and completed his medical education in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he performed extensive research in molecular genetics and performed pivotal studies on the structure of DNA in eukaryotic chromosomes. He received his residency training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The recipient of a research fellowship in Molecular Biology and a clinical research fellowship in Human Genetics and Metabolism at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he remained as a member of their pediatric faculty in the areas of genetics and metabolism for several years, performing original fundamental research in lipoprotein metabolism and kinetics (atherosclerosis) by developing innovative stable isotope protein tracer techniques.