James Bauersmith, JD, MS

Vice President, Translational Sciences UPMC Enterprises

James is an experienced health care executive with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of health care segments. He joined UPMC Enterprises in August of 2021 as Vice President of Translational Sciences. Before joining Enterprises, James was the Chief Strategic Officer and General Counsel of ByHeart, Inc., an infant formula company, where he led the company’s FDA strategy, managed the company’s legal affairs and led the acquisition and set-up of the company’s manufacturing facility. Prior to his role at ByHeart, James worked in the pharmaceutical sector for more than 15 years where he held a variety of leadership positions at Fresenius Kabi, where he was the SVP overseeing the company’s portfolio and marketing strategy unit, and Amneal Pharmaceuticals where he oversaw the corporate development and procurement groups and was part of the executive management team.

Before his tenure at Fresenius and Amneal, James spent 10 years practicing law, first as an attorney in New York with Haug Partners and then as in-house counsel at Teva Pharmaceuticals where he managed the company’s Hatch Waxman Patent litigations. He earned a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, a J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University School of Law, and an M.S. of Bioscience and Biotechnology from Drexel University. He is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and maintains an active Pennsylvania law license.

At Enterprises, James focuses his time on identifying, analyzing, and structuring investment opportunities that address unmet therapeutic need and align with UPMC’s vision of bringing life changing medicine to patients.

Our website uses cookies, including third parties’ profiling cookies, to improve the functionality of the site and your user experience. You can learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookies settings in our Privacy Policy. By closing this message, clicking below or continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.