Niti Goel, MD, FACR Board Member

Leadership & Board › Niti Goel, MD, FACR

Niti Goel, MD is a board-certified rheumatologist with over 25 years of academic, preclinical to late-stage drug development, and medical affairs experience. She is President and Co-founder of Caduceus Biomedical Consulting, LLC, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. Niti is highly knowledgeable in autoimmune, autoinflammatory, and musculoskeletal diseases, both common and rare. She has extensive expertise in bespoke and novel clinical trial design, recruitment, and delivery, and has had successful global regulatory interactions and approvals for biologics, cellular therapies, and small molecules. She has held senior leadership roles at TrialSpark (Senior Vice President), Abcuro (Chief Medical Officer), Kezar Life Sciences (Chief Medical Officer), and IQVIA (Vice President), as well as various roles at Array BioPharma, Inc., UCB Pharma, and P&G (Procter & Gamble) Pharmaceuticals. Within these many roles, Niti has had the opportunity time and again to work with a multitude of companies on their lupus (systemic, nephritis, and cutaneous) trial designs and conduct, participant recruitment, and data analysis. Niti was also her site principal investigator on LUMINA (Lupus in Minorities: Nature vs Nurture) while at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and conducted research in the genetics of systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome while an internal medicine resident and a rheumatology fellow at Duke. Her experience with minority and other underserved patients as a resident, fellow, and academician continue to fuel a lifelong interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical trials as well as ensuring the patient perspective in clinical research endeavors. 

Niti continues to precept residents and fellows in the rheumatology clinic at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital. Niti graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University and summa cum laude from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her internal medicine and rheumatology training at Duke University Medical Center.