Dr. Guillermo E. Fernandez-Surumay
Dr. Fernandez-Surumay is a Médico Veterinario (equivalent to DVM), Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. He holds a Ph.D. in Toxicology with Minor in Statistics from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He is currently a Principal Scientist in the Dept. of Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Sciences, Preclinical Development at Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania. He works as a toxicologist/study director in GLP and non-GLP animal toxicity studies that enable clinical trials in humans with new candidate drugs. Dr. Fernandez-Surumay is also an electrocardiography (EKG) contributing scientist in toxicity studies and safety assessment representative in interdisciplinary early development research teams for two drug development programs (one investigational, one marketed). Additionally he supervises four scientists in the Toxicological Sciences group within the department and lead/participate in teams continuously working on process improvement within the laboratory.