Managing Member of General Partner
neurosurgeon and cancer
• Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars- Sinai.
• Previously a member of the faculty of UCLA for 10 years. A professor of surgery and neurology, he held the Department of Surgery’s Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair and served as head of both Neurosurgical Oncology and the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at UCLA Medical Center.
• Published and authored the book Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles in March 2009. His work has been the subject of numerous broadcast and print media stories, including a 1996 PBS program, The New Explorers, a Time magazine cover and feature article in 1997 on heroes in medicine, and a segment on CBS Sunday Morning in 1999. He often is called upon by CNN and other national media to discuss news events related to brain tumors or injuries.
• Founder and CEO of Fund portfolio companies Black Light Surgical, Inc. and Fortem Neurosciences, Inc.; member of the board of directors of Fund portfolio company Novonco Therapeutics, Inc.