Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D, MBA, J.D., is a communications technologist and medical biotechnology executive. She founded United Therapeutics in 1996 to address unmet medical needs in pulmonary disease and she currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to United Therapeutics, Dr. Rothblatt created the satellite radio industry and started the satellite communication company SiriusXM. She is a member of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Rothblatt graduated from UCLA with a combined law and MBA degree in 1981 and received her Ph.D. in Medical Ethics in 2001 from University of London.