Charlie is a board-certified pediatrician who earned his M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. He is a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is a member of the medical staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Currently, Charlie is the Global Lead for the Pfizer Pediatric Center of Excellence. Throughout his 18 year career at Pfizer, Charlie has taken on diverse roles in clinical development, clinical safety/risk management, and field medical affairs. Charlie is also the Chair of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology, a member of the Board of Directors for the Hezekiah Beardsley Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Founder and Chair for KIDS (Kids and Families Impacting Disease through Science) and iCAN (International Children’s Advisory Network), and a Steering Committee Member for the Global Alliance for Pediatric Therapeutics, a pre-competitive public/private partnership to advance the development of medicines for children. He is serving his second term as a governor-appointed member of the Connecticut Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics committee and recently served on the State of Connecticut Immunization Task Force following an appointment by the Speaker of the House. In his community, Charlie is a medical advisor and former board member of the Connecticut Make-A-Wish Foundation, a youth basketball and baseball coach and a scout leader.
Charlie lives in Connecticut and Florida, with his wife, Heather, and four children.