Thomas J. Sabatino Jr. is executive vice president and general counsel of Schering-Plough Corporation. Sabatino joined Schering-Plough in his present position on April 15, 2004. He most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for Baxter International Inc. in Deerfield, Ill. Sabatino, who had two tenures at Baxter, first joined that company in 1986 as corporate counsel, working with Baxter's former Systems and Medical Specialty Device divisions and heading Baxter's legal team in the establishment of the IBAX joint venture in 1989. In 1990, he left Baxter to join Secure Medical, Inc., Mundelein, Ill., as president and chief executive officer. In 1992, he was named associate general counsel for American Medical International Inc., Dallas, Texas, becoming vice president and general counsel in 1993. American Medical International later merged with National Medical Enterprises to become Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In 1995, he left Tenet to rejoin Baxter as associate general counsel. He was named general counsel in 1997 and added the title senior vice president in 2001. Sabatino has also worked for law firms in both Chicago and Boston during his career. Sabatino earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Wesleyan University and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.