Andrew ElBardissi, M.D.

Andrew ElBardissi, M.D., is a Partner on the Medical Devices team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2017. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. ElBardissi was a Principal at Longitude Capital, where he focused on investments in medtech and biotechnology. Before that, he was an Associate in JPMorgan’s healthcare investment banking practice. Dr. ElBardissi received residency training in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University. He has been independently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has authored over 30 publications in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented his research at numerous medical and surgical conferences. Dr. ElBardissi holds an M.D. from the Mayo Clinic, an M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. with honors in Biology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University.

Abraham Kometz, M.D.

Abraham Kometz, M.D., is a Partner on the Medical Devices group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Kometz was a Partner at Ascent Biomedical Ventures, where he led investment efforts in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare information technology. Before Ascent, Dr. Kometz served as the head of corporate development at a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pediatrics. He was also a member of the Healthcare Practice at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he worked on matters including strategy, valuation, organizational change and cost-reduction. Dr. Kometz received his medical doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa. He began his career as a clinician in South Africa and went on to found and build a group of clinics.

Steven Hochberg

Steven Hochberg is a Partner on the Medical Devices group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2013 to work on structured transactions in Deerfield’s Private Design Funds. He has been a founder and manager of healthcare companies for more than twenty years. Since 2004, Mr. Hochberg has managed Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a leading venture capital firm he co-founded focused on early stage investment and development of biomedical companies. Since 2011, Mr. Hochberg has been the Chairman of the Board of Continuum Health Partners until its merger with Mount Sinai in 2013, where he is now the Senior Vice Chairman of the Mount Sinai Health System, a non-profit healthcare integrated delivery system in New York City with over $5 billion in annual revenues. Mr. Hochberg is also a Board member of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Gilan Megeed

Gilan Megeed is a Principal on the Medical Devices group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014 as part of the Deerfield Institute, before transitioning to the Medical Devices group in 2017. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Megeed spent three years as an epidemiologist at Decision Resources Group, focusing primarily on rare diseases and neurological disorders. Prior to this, she was an Analyst at Children’s Hospital Boston, forecasting disease outbreaks and epidemics with the Computation Epidemiology Group. Ms. Megeed earned her undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University, Bozeman and holds an M.P.H. from Boston University. 

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson is an Executive Assistant on the Medical Devices team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2016. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Wilson was an Executive Assistant for three years at UBS supporting a team from the Equity Capital Markets and Strategic Equity Solutions groups. Before UBS, she held Executive Administrative positions at Rialto Capital Management, American Securities, Barclays, and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Wilson has over 13 years of experience supporting multiple executive level business professionals within the financial industry. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with dual majors in International Business and Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Narendra Nayak

Narendra Nayak is a Partner on the Medical Devices group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2013. Mr. Nayak provides extensive research and analysis on individual companies operating in the healthcare industry. Prior to Deerfield, he spent over three years on the sell side covering medical device companies as an equity research associate at Wells Fargo Securities and Credit Suisse. Before that, Mr. Nayak worked for seven years at St. Jude Medical in a variety of product development and management roles. He holds five patents, four of which are related to implantable medical devices. Mr. Nayak earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Wenxi Chen

Wenxi Chen is an Analyst on the Medical Devices team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2015 as a Fellow. Prior to joining the Devices team, Ms. Chen spent two years working in the Deerfield Institute, where she conducted market research across all sectors of the healthcare industry. Ms. Chen holds a B.S. in Finance from The City University of New York’s Baruch College.