Andrew Hsieh

National Director, Field Medical Affairs

On his role…

“I represent Akcea as we engage with disease experts and other physicians. I take very seriously the responsibility that comes with being one of the “faces” of Akcea to the community. I truly believe in what we are doing here.”

On what it means to be an innovator and an advocate…

“Being an innovator and an advocate means doing your best work and putting others first. And even though our therapies are initially being developed for extremely small populations, the number of patients who may be helped is not the reason we’re doing this – the magnitude by which we may bring the first medication to serve this patient population is paramount.”

On Akcea…

“The team mentality at Akcea is unparalleled. I’ve worked in this type of role for more than 10 years, and being part of this team has shifted my perspective on working in the drug development industry 180 degrees. The focus now is: What does the team need to accomplish in order to enable the success of the company? What do my colleagues need? And most importantly, what do patients and doctors need? That’s how we’re going to be successful as a team.”