Reinventing Skin Science


Delivering effective pharmaceutical solutions requires a team of visionaries who are committed to achieving success. Rich in experience, brilliance and tenacity the leadership team at Verrica is tirelessly dedicated to developing innovative therapies in medical dermatology.

Patrick Burnett, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer

Patrick Burnett has served as our Chief Medical Officer since April 2018. Dr. Burnett was most recently at Sun Pharmaceuticals where he was Associate Vice President of Clinical Development from September 2015 to March 2018, with oversight of the dermatology and rheumatology pipeline. Prior to Sun, Dr. Burnett was at Novartis from 2010 to August 2015, most recently as Global Program Medical Director. He is a board certified dermatologist and was a member of the medical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology from 2004 to 2010. Dr. Burnett holds an M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Iowa.