Monica Tocchi

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Tocchi works with leading medical industry for strategic planning of market approvals and clinical programs. She also plays an active role in clinical trial oversight and business development for Meditrial.

I founded Meditrial because I saw an opportunity to help create more effective collaboration within the healthcare industry. Ultimately, the quality of patient care depends not only on the doctor-patient relationship, but on countless other relationships that exist behind the scenes.

Career

Throughout a career that has spanned academia, industry and consultancy, Dr. Monica Tocchi’s has always pursued a single goal - making it easier for valid healthcare innovations to reach the market.

She has over 20 years of experience designing and managing clinical trials and regulatory submissions for leading international device and pharma companies, with studies involving products for cardiovascular disease, neurology, renal conditions, orthopedics, eye treatment, dental health, oncology, and other clinical areas. A former clinical investigator, Dr. Tocchi co-authored landmark clinical studies published in peer-reviewed, U.S. scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the American Journal of Cardiology.

She is an expert on European and U.S. regulations and requirements and works with the ISO (lnternational Standardization Organization) and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) committees to develop new regulations on clinical trials and medical devices. She is a regular speaker at major international conferences and frequently publishes regulatory articles concerning clinical research topics.

Education

Dr. Tocchi is a physician with a specialization in cardiology and PhD in cardiovascular pathophysiology. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Rome (Italy) in 1991 and cardiology specialist degree in 1996.
She earned a US medical license certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in 1998.