NDA Partners LLC: A Development Partner to Biopharmaceutical Investors and Companies

Dennis M. Fisher, MD

Practice Area Focus

  • Drugs
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Trials
  • PKPD
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Pharmacometrics


Dennis Fisher, MD is a highly regarded PKPD expert with more than 30 years of experience in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic analysis, simulation of preclinical and clinical trials, pharmacodynamic models, and pharmacometric analysis in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Fisher was a founder of NDA Partners and worked with the firm for 10 years before leaving to focus on his own business. He was previously Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director at DURECT Corporation, where he was responsible for identification, evaluation, and implementation of compounds for development, and participated in meetings with regulatory agencies including, FDA (US), MPA (Sweden), and CPMP (EU).

Prior to DURECT, Dr. Fisher was a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), first serving as Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Associate Professor, and then as tenured Professor. During his tenure, he performed numerous clinical studies and pharmacokinetic analyses and served as a Special Government Employee at the FDA in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) as a Primary Reviewer for several NDAs. He was also an Editor of the journal Anesthesiology and a reviewer for many journals. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesia at UCSF.