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Marko Spasic, MD

Senior Medical Director, Head of Medical and Scientific Partnerships

Clinical Development


Marko Spasic, MD, serves as Senior Medical Director, Head of Medical and Scientific Partnerships at PICI. He works across mission-focused initiatives to realize the institute’s goal to turn cancer into a curable disease. Dr. Spasic’s focus on identifying and developing new opportunities to address critical problems in healthcare drives him to work at the intersection of medicine, science and business.

Prior to his current position at PICI, Dr. Spasic worked as Medical Director across PICI’s clinical trial portfolio as well as in business development with IDEAYA Biosciences, a precision oncology company in South San Francisco, helping them through their IPO as well as identifying key collaborations and partnership opportunities toward bringing new treatments closer to patients.

Dr. Spasic is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF. His background and training include residency at UCSF, an MD from UCLA and a BA in Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley. He has received funding through HHMI, AOA and AANS, and has contributed to over 20 publications including those in Nature, Nature Medicine and Cell.