Reza serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Avedro, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company advancing the science and technology of corneal cross-linking and refractive correction. Previously, Reza served as Venture Partner at InterWest Partners and an Innovation Advisor to Novartis Fund, focusing on Med-Tech investment. He was the founder, President, and CEO of Visiogen (acquired by Abbott-Medical Optics), which developed an accommodating intraocular lens to treat cataracts and presbyopia. Earlier in his career, he co-founded PercuSurge (acquired by Medtronic), which pioneered the field of distal protection devices that provide treatment of occluded carotid arteries and saphenous vein grafts.
Reza holds a Ph.D. from Ecole des Mines de Paris and has filed more than 100 U.S. patents.