ASRS 2019 Speakers

Ash Khanna, PhD

By Danielle Silva | July 24, 2019

Ash Khanna, PhD, MBA joined Pivotal in 2017. Ash brings 20 years of experience in the venture capital, pharmaceutical and biotech arena. Most recently, he…

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Michael Keyoung

Michael Keyoung, MD, PhD

By Jackie Wengrod | July 22, 2019

Michael Keyoung, MD, PhD is currently Managing Director and Head of North America at CBC Group (formerly known as C-Bridge Capital), a healthcare-dedicated private equity…

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Steve Pakola

Steve Pakola, MD

By Jackie Wengrod | July 22, 2019

Dr. Pakola brings more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical experience, including holding key leadership roles in preclinical and clinical development, regulatory affairs. Dr. Pakola’s therapeutic…

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Mehdi Gasmi

Mehdi Gasmi, PhD

By Jackie Wengrod | July 19, 2019

Mehdi Gasmi, Ph.D. is Adverum’s president and chief scientific officer. He joined the Company in 2013 and is responsible for the development of Adverum’s gene…

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Mihir Mantri

Mihir Mantri

By Jackie Wengrod | July 18, 2019

Mihir Mantri is a Managing Director in Piper Jaffray’s Healthcare group located in New York. Mantri has over 20 years of experience within investment banking…

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Robert Avery

Robert Avery, MD

By Jackie Wengrod | July 16, 2019

Dr. Avery received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and took his ophthalmology training there at the highly regarded Wilmer Eye Institute. He completed…

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Jose Sahel

José Sahel, MD

By Danielle Silva | July 10, 2019

José-Alain Sahel is a clinician-scientist conducting research in retinal degenerative diseases. His main interests focus on cellular & molecular mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration, and development…

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Susan Schneider

Susan Schneider, MD

By Danielle Silva | July 10, 2019

Susan Schneider, MD serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Ophthalmology at Eloxx. In this role, she leads the development of potential therapies for…

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Ravi Durvasula

Ravi Durvasula, PhD

By Danielle Silva | July 9, 2019

Ravi Durvasula leads Alcon’s Vitreoretinal Surgical Instrumentation R&D. He has extensive experience in medical devices and in leading global product development teams. Previously, Ravi held…

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Chuck Hess

Chuck Hess

By Danielle Silva | July 8, 2019

Chuck Hess is the Vice President and General Manager of the Bausch + Lomb US Surgical Business. For 35 years, Chuck has dedicated his career…

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Netan Choudhry

Netan Choudhry, MD

By Jackie Wengrod | July 1, 2019

Dr. Choudhry is an internationally recognized Vitreoretinal Surgeon with affiliations at both the University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School. He is considered to be…

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Baruch Kupperman

Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD

By Jackie Wengrod | June 27, 2019

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann is the Steinert Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University…

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