Angela Tom is the Head, US Medical Affairs at Orchard Therapeutics. In this role, she has accountability for the US medical affairs strategy, customer engagement, and launch readiness. She has a passion for bringing innovative therapies to people in need.
Prior to starting her career in Biotech, Angela was the Nurse Practitioner for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant then Hemophilia Nurse Practitioner at the University of Arizona. One of her favorite achievements was founding Camp H.U.G. (Hemophilia Uniting Generations) for families to have an opportunity for experiential learning. Her Biotech career began in Field Medical at Biogen (subsequently Bioverativ then Sanofi-Genzyme) helping to launch two first in class Extended Half Life Factor therapies for Hemophilia.
She joined Orchard Therapeutics in 2020 to build the US Medical Affairs team in anticipation of launching the first autologous hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (an ultrarare pediatric neurometabolic disease that is fatal). Angela received her BSN and MS in Nursing from the University of Arizona.
She lives in Tucson, Arizona where she enjoys travel, camping, desert hikes, local music and University of Arizona Basketball.
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