David Battleman, MD, MBA

Principal & Founder, TrueNorth Lifesciences
Areas of expertise:

  • Development & Commercialization Strategy
  • Health Economics & Technology Assessment
  • Global Pricing & Market Access


Dr. Battleman is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing his advisory firm, TrueNorth Lifesciences, Dr. Battleman served as a senior principal in the R&D and commercial strategy practice within IMS Health Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company providing data and consulting services to the global pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining IMS Health, he was a management consultant at Bain & Company and executive director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Within academia, he was assistant professor of Public Health & Medicine at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. While at Cornell, Dr. Battleman’s research focused primarily on health economics and technology assessment and he has published both original research and expert reviews in these areas.

Dr. Battleman holds an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an M.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Battleman also holds his Series 63 & 82 licenses and, as mentioned, is a FINRA registered representative with Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC.

Jackie Nadile

Administrative Assistant, TrueNorth Lifesciences

Jackie is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in cinematic arts. When not working with TrueNorth, Jackie is an aspiring movie producer and has worked as a production assistant for TV and film projects for HBO, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Showtime and Amazon.