Ronald Lee Krall, M.D.

Ronald L. Krall, MDDr. Krall is Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology and Member of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh and a collaborator in the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) project. He is a member of the Board of the Foundation of the NIH, of the Board of Directors of Diatech, Inc., of the Scientific Advisory Board of Kala Pharmaceuticals, of the Safety Board of Takeda Pharmaceuticals and consults for a number of healthcare companies. Former Chief Medical Officer for GlaxoSmithKline (Retired), Dr. Krall worked for four companies (Lorex Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Zeneca/AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline) over 25 years.  His areas of expertise include the ethics of human subject experimentation, drug development, regulatory science and the safety of medicines.  Dr. Krall was a founding member of the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership, served on its Executive Committee and led its research subcommittee. 

Dr. Krall is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, holds a B.A. in mathematics from Swarthmore College, an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, was a Staff Associate in the Epilepsy Branch of the National Institutes of Health, and completed his training in neurology and a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Krall currently makes his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he and his wife own and operate Off the Beaten Path, an independent bookstore, coffeehouse and bakery café ( and Dr. Krall serves on the Board of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and chairs its Grants Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of BookTrails, a 501(c)3 literacy organization for children, and is President of the Timbers Water and Sanitation District.

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