Michael Ybarra, MD


Michael Ybarra, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). As an organization, PhRMA advocates for public policies that support the innovative biopharmaceutical ecosystem. Dr. Ybarra oversees coalition building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnerships in support of PhRMA’s federal public policy priorities.

Dr. Ybarra is an emergency physician and graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he continues to see patients in the emergency department. He served in senior roles in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). He currently sits on the boards of the National Health Council and the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR). Dr. Ybarra is also the author of several peer review publications and book chapters.

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