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1970s - Tonkens

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Summer


Ross M. Tonkens, M.D. ’74, has been appointed global scientific head of cardiovascular therapeutics for Quintiles Transnational Corp., the world’s largest contract research organization, in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Tonkens was a cardiologist in Beverly Hills before moving to Las Vegas, where he founded his own clinical research site and started a venture capital fund. While in Nevada he also served as medical director for Intracorp, a Cigna HealthCare case management subsidiary, and managed several successful statewide political campaigns.