Kristen M. Hege, MD

Kristen Hege, M.D., has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2016. Dr. Hege joined Celgene Corporation in 2010 as Vice President, Translational Development and is currently Senior Vice President, Early Clinical Development, Hematology/Oncology & Cell Therapy at Bristol Myers Squibb Company (following its acquisition of Celgene in 2019). She has also held an active faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center since 1996, most recently as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, serving in that role as a volunteer since 2008. Prior to Celgene, she served as Chief Medical Officer at Cellerant Therapeutics and Acting Chief Medical Officer at Aragon Pharmaceuticals and Theraclone Sciences. Dr. Hege was also a Vice President, Clinical Research and Development at Cell Genesys. Dr. Hege previously served as a volunteer-at-large director for the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer from 2016 to 2019 and the BayBio/California Life Sciences Association from 2014 to 2016. She also previously served as a member of the board of directors at Arcus Biosciences from 2018 to 2019 and as a board observer for Flexus Biosciences from 2014 to 2015.

Dr. Hege received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College summa cum laude, an M.D. from University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine training at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Board certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology from the University of California, San Francisco.