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Data Project

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
October 25, 2016

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Leonard Karasik

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I am an experienced statistical and graphics SAS programmer with excellent analytical and problem solving abilities. I have worked with numerous Biostatisticians in the pharmaceutical industry as well as outcomes research..


SAS Programming

Skilled at:Proc Format, Proc Freq, Proc Univariate, Proc Means, Proc Sort, Proc Report, Proc Transpose, SAS Macros, Gplot,SGPlot GCHART, Proc SQL, Proc Lifetest, Proc Genmod


VBA programming skills

XL Chart expertise


SAS PROGRAMMER, Data ForeThought, Winchester, MA (A Statistical Consulting Firm) John Loewy PhD., Principal 04/14 -present

Worked in the SDTM environment to extract data and create data sets which were used with Proc Gplot,SGPlot to draw graphs to display data, change from baseline statistics, mean change from baseline statistics in various configurations i.e. by cohort and by subject. Produced annotated KM plots.Produced Forest Plots. ODS various Procedures to output Datasets into RTF reports. . Produced Proc Reports of Statistics. Used macros to footnote exceptions and make graph colors consistent among all graphs.

SAS PROGAMMER, Policy Analysis Inc., Brookline, MA (An Outcomes Research Firm) Gerry Oster, PhD., V.P. 06/11 – 05-14

Worked on various projects for the economic analysis/cost benefit of drugs and therapies using statistical models for the post marketing of products for high profile clients.

Wrote SAS programs to produce tables, listings for exploratory analysis. Example: Estimated hospital stays and used Poisson Regression to evaluate effectiveness of a pneumonia vaccine. Example: Estimated the sensitivity of a claims-based-ascertainment algorithm as evaluated against information provide in a Tumor Registry.

Wrote SAS Proc Report programs to standardize for the first time at the firm, the production of hundreds of tables resulting in substantial reduction of production costs.

BIOSTATISTICAL ASSOCIATE, Ariad Pharmaceutical, Cambridge, MA (Pharma Co. Specializing in Oncology) 04/06 - 09/10

SAS Programming

Wrote Independent Parallel SAS programs to QC Tables and Listings.

Wrote programs using GPLOT to generate graphs of lab values.

Created programs to generate XL tag sets.

Assisted in the final production of tables and listings for interim and final analysis of Phase I through Phase III Clinical Trials.


Completed various special statistical assignments for the Vice President.

Prepared Power Point Statistical Presentations. Example: Graphical Displays for Futility and Efficacy.

Provided weekly “End of Treatment” reports using VBA macros.

Maintained an on line article and reference library using Endnotes.

Tracked and recorded invoice information of CROs and contractors to monitor daily the finances of the department.

BIOSTATISTICAL ASSISTANT, Averion International, Southborough, MA (A CRO ) Phil Lavin PhD., President 04/00 – 04/ 06

SAS Programming and Statistical QC

Created Listings

QC’d Tables, Listings using SAS Procedures as well as manually.

Responsible for overseeing the error free final version deliverable to the client.


Provided a weekly report of project hours spent by employees.

Analyzed utilization of employee hours spent verses project tasks .

AUDITOR, John Hancock Insurance, Boston, MA (Class Action Lawsuit Resolution Project) 04/98 -01/00

Reconstructed the premium history of insurance policy holders in order to calculate the present value of total dollars paid into a policy. This information was then processed by attorneys to access the just compensation to clients involved in a class action lawsuit.

STATISTICS TUTOR, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1990-1993

Tutored students in a multitude of disciplines and levels of statistics courses, including MBA, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Nursing, and Public Health..

PROGRAMMER, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, CANADA (Pediatric Abdominal Pain Study) Jim Hanley PhD. 1985

Cleaned Data in a study involving abdominal pain in children.

Converted continuous data into discrete format using in house Fourier software in order to create SAS datasets.

Ran various analysis under the supervision of a Biostatistician using SAS.


BA Mathematics & Statistics McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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