William L. Tobia, M.S., M.B.A. is Founder and CEO of Clinstruct, Inc. He has spent his entire career of over fifty years in the life sciences industry, the last twenty of which as a Clinical Instructor. In addition, he serves as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with Drexel University College of Medicine, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Previous academic appointments, that served as foundations for his teaching career, included Northeastern University Graduate School, Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions, and Boston University School of Medicine.
Early career training as a hospital laboratory technician led to a lengthy career with CIBA-Geigy (Novartis). Over the course of 22 years, Mr. Tobia served increasingly important roles within the departments of Microbiology Research, Clinical Research, Planning and Business Development, Medical and Public Affairs, and Finance. Broadened perspectives were gained through subsequent industry experiences with Becton Dickinson (medical devices), Phase Forward (electronic data capture), Boston Biostatistics (Aptiv Solutions), and PAREXEL International (CRO). He recently retired after 12 years with the US Clinical Operations division within GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.