January 12, 2010 – Ira J. Isaacson, M.D., has joined the global life sciences practice as a partner at Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International. He will be based in the firm's Atlanta office. “Ira is a tremendous addition for us at Heidrick & Struggles. We're delighted to welcome him to the firm, particularly given the opportunities across our global life sciences practice as we deliver CEO-level assignments and consulting engagements to our clients worldwide," said Charles Moore, global practice managing partner of the firm's life sciences practice. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Dr. Isaacson was a partner with Spencer Stuart, where he served as a member of that firm’s global life sciences practice. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.