Scott McGoohan, JD

Director, US Regulatory Policy and Intelligence at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

SCOTT MCGOOHAN, J.D., is currently Director, US Regulatory Policy and Intelligence at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, he was at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in 2015, and serves as Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs. Scott has both an extensive scientific and legal background. A published scientist, he received his Bachelors of Science from Boston College, specializing in molecular biology, and then went on to serve as a lab manager and research scientist at Harvard Medical School, where he studied renal fibrosis and epigenetics in the Division of Matrix Biology. Scott earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and subsequently worked as a consultant and lobbyist, representing various pharmaceutical and device companies and their interests on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Reimbursement and Scientific Affairs for the American Clinical Laboratory Association, where his primary responsibilities included diagnostics reimbursement, coding, and regulatory affairs. A frequent speaker on health care issues, his areas of expertise include molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine, Medicare reimbursement, coding, coverage, and regulatory issues.