Meet our team

MAY 15, 2020

AlphaBioCom is a stimulating and enthusiastic leader in healthcare and medical communications. We are a dynamic, people-focused company, and we would like to share more about our executive team, the men and women who drive our company’s passion. This week, we introduce you to Ed Shifflett, PhD, a partner of our industry-leading scientific communications agency.

Ed Shifflett, PhD, is a tenured scientific communications executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, for which he has developed and implemented hundreds of strategic programs. He is co-owner of the AlphaGroup of medical communications companies, which encompasses the full-service medical communications companies AlphaBioCom, AlphaScientia, and AlphaQSci, headquartered in the Philadelphia suburbs.

As an executive leader at AlphaGroup, Ed is responsible for overseeing company operations and has helped to grow AlphaBioCom from a startup to a multimillion-dollar company. He is well-versed in identifying and establishing relationships with key thought leader physicians and has worked alongside pharmaceutical medical affairs teams and served in a medical affairs capacity throughout his career.

Specifically, Ed operates as AlphaGroup’s scientific expert and strategic business developer. He oversees company financials, forecasts, operations, and overall business and provides strategic input and direction for clients. His precision, integrity, and passion are seamlessly executed through all of the company’s strategic scientific communication plans. He is acutely aware of the challenges faced by clients and is adept at being proactive in order to exceed the expectations of clients ranging from small biotechs to large Fortune 500 pharma companies.

Ed Shifflett, PhD

Ed and his wife Gretchen at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance annual Bear Affair fundraiser.

Ed received a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Physiology at North Carolina State University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical School. A member of ISMPP and MAPS, Ed has authored nearly a dozen scientific research publications spanning topics from gastroenterology and enteropathogenic E. coli to exercise and sleep apnea.

Ed is acutely aware of the challenges faced by clients and is adept at being proactive in order to exceed the expectations of clients ranging from small biotechs to large Fortune 500 pharma companies.

Ed is a 6-time Ironman Triathlon finisher. He is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Childhelp® and Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, organizations dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. His other philanthropic endeavors support the Ironman Foundation and annual local community events such as bicycle drives for the holidays and gathering sports equipment for donation. Ed has served as a board member of the Suburban Seahawks Swim Club and the Lock Haven University (LHU) Foundation Alumni. He is currently on the LHU Business Advisory Board and was the invited commencement speaker for LHU’s Winter Graduation ceremony in 2016.

Race to the finish at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, TN.