Professor Vassilios Papadopoulos

The role of the KSHI Advisory Committee is to advise, assist, and support the KSHI to ensure that it is well-established and well-resourced with the needed expertise and materials to create an innovation platform that is able to attract highly qualified academics, scientists, and clinicians as well as to establish world-class training programs and a network of stakeholders (including universities, hospitals, industry, and start-ups) to drive precision medicine and to address the Kingdom’s current gaps in clinical care and research and development (R&D).

Professor Vassilios Papadopoulos

Advisory Committee board members

Co-chairman | Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California


  • Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (2016-pres.)
  • John Stauffer Decanal Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Professor of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California

Professional Profile

Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos is the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. He holds the John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC. 

Dr. Papadopoulos is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Athens. He completed his Ph.D. in Health and Life Science at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and post-doctoral studies in France and Australia. In 1988, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he rose through the ranks to become Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and then Director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization at Georgetown University Medical Center. In 2007, he moved to Montreal as Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and Professor of Medicine at McGill University, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Biochemical Pharmacology and Phil Gold Chair in Medicine. 

Dr. Papadopoulos’ research focuses on the physiology and pharmacology of steroid hormone biosynthesis in health and disease. He has published over 350 papers, holds numerous patents, and serves on advisory committees of various US, Canadian, European, and other agencies, institutions, foundations, and corporations. Dr. Papadopoulos is an elected member of the French National Academies of Pharmacy and Medicine and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.