Charlotte D Owens - YWCA Lake County

Charlotte D Owens

Dr. Charlotte Owens is a Medical Director for AbbVie Inc. She has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry for over 15 years, has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 18 and is currently an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her work has taken her internationally for clinical trials, patient care and as a consultant for work force development and sustainable capacity building in developing countries. When she isn’t working, she loves to travel, cook, and spend time with friends and family. At Abbvie, she is a Medical Director in the General Medicine Therapeutic Area is focused on women’s health issues. As a medical director she oversees the direction, planning, execution and interpretation of clinical trials dedicated to delivering high-quality clinical data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.

Dr. Owens is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who attended the University of California Davis where she obtained her B.S. degree in Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School where she obtained her M.D. degree on a full scholarship and Henry Ford Health System where she completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was appointed Chief Resident her senior year.

Throughout her career which has included the practice of medicine, pharmaceutical and device industry, health care consultant, an academician and a television medical consultant, service to others has been the center of her personal goals. Her favorite poem sums up what she tries to do in her daily work and why this has been important to her. “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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