Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt is Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics, a company she started to save the life of one of her daughters. She leads efforts to create novel therapies for rare diseases, to decode the pharmacogenomic properties of medicines and to manufacture an unlimited supply of transplantable organs.

She previously created and led Sirius XM as its Chairman & CEO, and launched other satellite systems for navigation and international television broadcasting. In the field of aviation her Sirius XM satellite system enhances safety with real-time digital weather information to pilots in flight nationwide, and she designed the world’s first electric helicopter, subsequently setting dual-pilot speed, altitude and endurance records in it.

Dr. Rothblatt also led the first efforts to create transgender health law standards, and to protect privacy and autonomy rights in genetic information via an international treaty.

She has Bachelor’s (Communications Studies, Summa Cum Laude), JD and MBA degrees from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Medical Ethics from the Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Her patented inventions cover aspects of satellite radio, prostacyclin biochemistry and cognitive software.

Dr. Rothblatt’s recent books are on xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine), non-binary gender identity (Transgender to Transhuman) and cyberethics (Virtually Human).
Country: Austria