Management

Wladimir (Vlad) Hogenhuis, M.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Hogenhuis has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective September 28, 2018. He will oversee the Global Commercial Operations, Business Development and Technical Operations functions. 

Dr. Hogenhuis joins Ultragenyx from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Franchise, after initially leading the company's Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Neurosciences Franchise. At GSK he had strategic responsibility and commercial accountability for novel medicines for lupus disease, type II diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, with six phase 3 compounds in rheumatology, oncology, dermatology, and nephrology.  He was also responsible for the integration of manufacturing and research in shaping product launches in therapeutic areas new to GSK. Prior to GSK, Dr. Hogenhuis spent 18 years at Merck & Co. in a variety of leadership and operational roles including General Manager for the Neuroscience, Dermatology & Ophthalmology U.S. Operations,  General Manager of Belgium and Luxemburg, and Head of Marketing in China with responsibility for all of Merck’s products.

Dr. Hogenhuis has a Medical Degree Cum Laude from Leiden University in the Netherlands and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business. He served as a National Institutes of Health Fellow in Medical Decision Making at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and as a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy.