Roger’s 30-year career in academic clinical cardiology began at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA and then moved to the University of Florida, where he was the medical director of the heart failure and heart transplant service as well as Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division. He was also a staff cardiologist at The Cleveland Clinic.
In 2005, Roger joined Scios as VP of Medical Affairs, where he was charged with medical education, publications, and studies. At retirement, he was a Senior Director and Clinical Lead at Janssen Research & Development, where he led the early development of a novel heart failure compound and chaired the J&J company-wide cardiovascular safety group.
Roger has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served several terms on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In 2009, he was awarded the Simon Dack Award for his service as a JACC reviewer.
Enjoying his semi-retirement, Roger spends his time writing and consulting on special projects. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Katherine and their dog, Posie.