Atul Mahableshwarkar
SVP, R&D
Emalex Biosciences

Dr. Mahableshwarkar is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who was formerly an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. Previously, he also led mental health services at the North Chicago VA Medical Center, providing care to patients with psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Mahableshwarkar possesses nearly two decades of drug development experience. Prior to joining Emalex, he served as Vice President of Clinical Development at Revance Therapeutics and BlackThorn Therapeutics; Senior Medical Director at Takeda Development Center Americas; as well as Director of Clinical Development at GlaxoSmithKline and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Mahableshwarkar is a graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College in India and completed a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. He has designed and conducted global clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression, Parkinson’s Disease and schizophrenia and led the development program resulting in the approval of a novel antidepressant. His interests are in clinical trial methodology and he is a founding member of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) and the CNS Summit. He also served as a member of the scientific and program committees of both societies.