Herbert B. Slade

Chief Medical Officer at Palisade Bio

Dr. Slade is a proven medical and regulatory professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Slade currently serves as the Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNTHSC and as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of The Wound Healing Society. Prior to Palisade Bio, he served as the President and Managing Director of Chisholm Clinical Research Services, LLC (CCRS) and as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, Advanced Wound Management of Smith and Nephew plc before transitioning to Sr. Vice President, Research & Development where he was responsible for restructuring three strategic business unit R&D departments and two clinical groups into a single worldwide R&D organization, adding post-marketing surveillance. Additional career appointments include Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at DFB Pharmaceuticals until it was acquired by Smith & Nephew in 2012 and Chief Medical Officer of 3M Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Slade was also afforded the unique opportunity to work at Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (RPR) with the prestigious Dr. Jonas Salk, as the principal physician and clinical immunologist on the Salk HIV Immunogen project. During that time, he assisted Dr. Salk on a wide range of program issues including the scientific validity of a therapeutic vaccine (now termed Theracines or Pharmacines), and the importance of the Th1/Th2 concept.

Dr. Slade has authored or co-authored over 100 publications. He has held academic positions at a number of universities including University of Michigan Medical School, Cornell University Medical College, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Dr. Slade received his undergraduate degree in biology from Hamilton College and his M.D. from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He completed post doctorate work at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and completed his fellowship at the University of Michigan.


  • Chief Medical Officer

    Current role