CEO of growing biopharma CRO killed in Maryland small jet crash
- Dr. Michael Rosenberg, founder and CEO of North Carolina-based biopharma and device company clinical research organization Health Decisions, was among at least six people who died on Monday when the small jet he was in crashed into a home in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- Rosenberg was a known aviation enthusiast. It is not clear whether or not he was flying this plane, although he did pilot a different plane that crashed in Gaithersburg in 2010 (that crash did not result in any injuries). Federal authorities are investigating the crash, which killed Rosenberg, two passengers, and the stay-at-home mother and two young children whose home was destroyed.
- Rosenberg's company provides a wide range of clinical research services to biopharma and device companies using a technologically-advanced model that has been enthusiastically profiled by Research Triangle-area business publications.
"Everyone at Health Decisions is devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague Michael Rosenberg," said Health Decisions Vice President of Clinical Affairs Patrick Phillips in a statement to the Baltimore Business Journal. "The thoughts of the management and employees of Health Decisions go out to Dr. Rosenberg's family as well as to the families of the other passengers."
- Baltimore Business Journal North Carolina health care CEO dies in Gaithersburg jet crash