Management Team

John S. Sampalis, B.Sc., B.A. (Hon.), M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.C.E.
CEO and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Sampalis is founder and CEO of JSS Medical Research founded in 1997.


He is a tenured professor of Surgery and Epidemiology & Biostatistics of McGill University, the University of Montreal and University of Laval. Throughout his career he has received numerous scholarships from provincial and federal funding agencies including the Medical Research Council of Canada, the National Health Development Program and the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Quebec. With over 140 peer-reviewed publications in high ranking journals and more than seven million dollars in research funding, Dr. Sampalis is recognized as one of the leading clinical epidemiologists in the world, and one of the top trauma researchers in Canada.


Possessing extensive expertise in health services research, clinical trials and the evaluation of medical technology, Dr. Sampalis also offers services as a Research and Epidemiological Consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and government organizations and agencies.


Dr. Sampalis currently holds a Medical Scientist Salary Award from the Medical Research Council of Canada and has previously received numerous prestigious scholarships and awards including the National Health Research and Development Scholar from Health Canada. In addition, he participates as a reviewer for over five leading peer-reviewed journals and as a committee member for provincial and federal funding agencies.


As Chief Scientific Officer at JSS Medical Research, he continues to contribute to scientific aspects of the clinical trials in collaboration with the VP, Scientific Affairs team to ensure sound scientific expertise and that data quality and integrity are maintained.


Dr. Ajoy Kumar
Country Head, JSS Medical Research India Ltd.

Dr. Kumar is a medical graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry with postgraduate diplomas in business administration, hospital administration and preventive and promotional healthcare.


Dr. Kumar has a meritorious track record, and the experience of managing large business operations like Apollo Hospitals, Cumin Diesel and Tata Sons. At Apollo Hospitals, Dr Kumar was responsible for overseeing operations of the hospital group, and other businesses of Apollo. Dr. Kumar is a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma.


In 2005, he joined Max Neeman International, serving as its Chief Executive Officer, until the company was acquired by JSS Medical Research Inc. In his current role as Country Head, JSS Medical Research Ltd., India, he is responsible for overseeing the region's business operations of the company and is focused on stable growth, client satisfaction and long-term relationships.


Dr. Renu Razdan
Vice President, Operations, India

Dr. Razdan pursued an ICRETT Fellowship of UICC Geneva, an international agency for research on cancer, Lyon (France), and G.S.F. Fellowship at German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg (Germany).Dr. Razdan worked at Ranbaxy Laboratories for six years and then joined Max Neeman International in 2005, serving as the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for oversight of Operations Departments as well as heading the Business Development team in India for client relations in Europe and South East Asia.


Dr. Razdan is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Contract Research Organizations (ACRO).


She brings over ten years of experience and has played an active role in the development and growth of the company.