about

We are a team of more than 70 healthcare specialists globally with a dedication to excellence and a focus on building the agency of the future. We are passionate about helping people to make better decisions about health and wellbeing, whether that’s clinicians selecting the best treatment, patients understanding their disease better or empowering consumers to take charge of their health.

Our Expertise

MEET OUR TEAM

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Michael Platt

EVP, Managing Director

As the Managing Director at Virgo Health, Michael’s primary role is to lead the agency’s work as a launch agency in medical education. Michael has over 25 years of industry experience and a broad knowledge of the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device, and healthcare fields. His expertise spans prelaunch, launch, and postlaunch initiatives including publication planning, advisory boards, MSL training, digital engagement, and regulatory writing.

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Sachin Makani

EVP, Scientific Strategy

Sachin leads Virgo Health’s Scientific Services department, acting as a scientific/strategic umbrella to all accounts. He manages and mentors all junior staff, oversees development and execution of content, and drives new business. Sachin received his PhD in neurophysiology from New York University School of Medicine and did his postdoctoral training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Cori McKeever

Group Managing Director

Cori is a collaborative leader dedicated to success, operational efficiency and motivating cross-functional teams across the world. A global healthcare communicator and marketing strategist with a proven record of creating integrated communications campaigns that improve business performance. She has worked across many healthcare organisations, including blue-chip and startup biopharma, diagnostics, payers and professional associations.

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Cara Hunsberger

Editorial Director

Cara leads a team of experienced editors who ensure accurate, high-quality work through all stages of a project, from outline to final draft. Her attention to strengthening and maintaining editorial SOPs, adherence to client review processes, and following copyright regulations provides a solid foundation for all of Virgo’s work.

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Jennifer Backes

VP, Operations

Jennifer has redefined the meeting planning industry with her focus on innovative new technologies and product development. In addition, her strategic vision and meeting planning experience drive all aspects of the company’s operations and day-to-day management. In her role as VP, Operations, Jennifer is charged with implementation of new strategic, structural, and operational processes and quality control measures for Virgo Health’s clients.

OUR HISTORY

For over 15 years, we have grown a business we love, built on exceptional people and a focus on our Being Human culture. , which enables our agency to leverage everything you’d expect from a large agency, while keeping our own boutique spirit and personality.

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LOCAL EXPERTS, GLOBAL REACH

Our approach is grounded in science. Our team of PhDs and MDs develops compelling scientific narratives that are enriched by creativity and the latest technology. This allows us to engage our audiences intellectually and emotionally to transform the complex data into action based on their new knowledge and understanding.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach is grounded in science. Our team of PhDs and MDs develops compelling scientific narratives that are enriched by creativity and the latest technology. This allows us to engage our audiences intellectually and emotionally to transform the complex data into action based on their new knowledge and understanding.

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PART OF A BIGGER PICTURE

As part of the IPG network of agencies, we can connect and collaborate with agencies across the communications landscape – from digital, to film production, from paid support to influencer relations — to deliver global, integrated solutions. We are passionate about harnessing the collective power of our agencies to create exciting solutions for our clients.

       

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