Management Team

Thomas Smith, CEO

Dr. Smith, MD is the founder of Auritec Pharmaceuticals Inc., and serves as a company director and as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Smith was founder and director of the Laboratory of Ocular Pharmacology and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky. A board-certified ophthalmologist, he was also a principal in a Boston-based  private practice, as well as a faculty member at Harvard University. Dr. Smith received his MD degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Smith was previously the co-founder,  medical director and Chairman at Control Delivery Systems, Inc. (CDS).  During his tenure at CDS he was responsible for the approval of the Vitrasert®, the first intra-ocular drug delivery system approved by the FDA.



Meredith Blake, VP Operations

Ms. Blake is currently responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business. She oversees financial and grant administration, human resources, and purchasing. She has a Master's degree from the University of New Hampshire.




Sarjan Shah, Associate Director of Product Development

Mr. Shah heads planning, budgeting and implementing R&D, and preclinical and clinical activities for Auritec Pharmaceuticals. His responsibilities significantly influence Auritec Pharma’s program management and product development efficiency. Sarjan co-authors grant applications and IND filings. He also works closely with the business development members to support fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining Auritec, he worked as a Business Analyst/Consultant for multiple life science firms to co-develop actionable reimbursement, market access and business development strategies/tactics for Fortune 500 and Mid-sized pharma, biotech and medical device/diagnostic clients.