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David Charles, MD
Chairman, Arena Therapeutics; Founder at Global Alliance for Patient Access


David Charles, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Neuroscience Institute, has led the clinical investigation of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for early stage Parkinson's disease. Dr. Charles serves as Chairman of Arena Therapeutics, a start-up focused on advancing DBS for the treatment of patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He also is a founder of the Global Alliance for Patient Access, an international network of physicians and patients advocating for patient access to approved therapies and appropriate clinical care.