Sarina Tanimoto, M.D., M.B.A.

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Sarina Tanimoto is a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., offering more than 18 years of pharmaceutical experience in clinical drug development, including participating in the approval of several medicines.

Prior to joining ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dr. Tanimoto was Chief Medical Officer at Pacific-Link Regulatory Consulting for eight years. In this role, she supported multiple programs from Phase 1 to Phase 3 clinical trials in various therapeutic areas, including several intranasal products. Before that, Dr. Tanimoto held roles in clinical and business development during her tenure at AnGes Inc. She has also served as a clinical scientist at Roche, where she was involved in global clinical development.

Dr. Tanimoto earned an M.D. from University of Toyama, followed by internal medicine training at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. She holds an M.B.A. from McGill University.