Yuying Gao

Vice President, Integrated Drug Development & President, Certara China


Menlo Park, CA

About Yuying Gao

Dr. Christine Yuying Gao is a trained anesthesiologist and clinical pharmacologist with more than 100 published books, manuscripts and abstracts and 20 years of modeling and simulation experience in optimizing treatment and bridging strategies, trial designs and drug development decision-making. In 2006, she joined Certara (formerly Quantitative Solutions) in its infancy and served as director of the Drug Development Consulting Services, general manager of Asia-Pacific region, and vice president, most recently as President and CEO of Certara Strategic Consulting China. Prior to joining us in 2006, she was senior scientist at the Pharsight Corporation (now Certara) from 1999 to 2006. During her career in both medical and consulting services, she has established herself as a thought expert in the field of anesthesiology and pharmacometrics. She has worked with more than 50 pharmaceutical companies and modeled more than 100 compounds in clinical development. Her work covers all therapeutic areas with recent focus on cardiovascular disease, oncology and neuroscience.

Although residing in the United States, Dr. Gao intends to help train sophisticated talents for China and foster the development of the latest biomedical technology. She was invited to be visiting professors at Shanxi Medical University and Shanghai Jiaotong University since 2001 and 2010, respectively. In 2010, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology singled out her as one of the Hundred Experts Worldwide.

Dr. Gao conducted her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, under Professor Steven L. Shafer from 1998 to 2001. She received her PhD in clinical pharmacology from the Jiaotong University School of Medicine and her MD in medical science from the Shanxi Medical University in China.