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Neil M. Kurtz, M.D.
President and CEO
Neil M. Kurtz, M.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Golden Living family of companies.
Prior to joining the company in 2008, he was President and Chief
Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of
TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Before that, Dr. Kurtz co-founded
Worldwide Clinical Trials, a contract research organization, where
he held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer
until its acquisition by United Health Group (UHG) in September
1999. After the acquisition, Dr. Kurtz became President of Ingenix
Pharmaceutical Services, a division of UHG, and also served as a
member of the UHG Executive Board until joining TorreyPines. Dr.
Kurtz’s career also includes senior positions with Boots
Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and
Dr. Kurtz currently serves on the board of directors of Medidata
Solutions, a global provider of data management services. Dr. Kurtz
also has served as a consultant to more than a dozen pharmaceutical
companies. He was a member of the faculty in the Department of
Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut from 1984 to 1988 and
at the University of California, Los Angeles, from July 1980 to
Dr. Kurtz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from New
York University and a Medical Doctorate Degree from the Medical
College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.