Veranika Razhkova

Veranika Razhkova is an Analyst on the Biotherapeutics team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2015 as a Fellow. She provides extensive research and analysis on early-stage investments. Prior to joining the Biotherapeutics group, Ms. Razhkova worked on patient forecasting in the Deerfield Institute. She holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from The City University of New York’s Baruch College and M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.

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.

Shumaila Irshad

Shumaila Irshad is an Analyst on the Pharmaceuticals team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2016 as a Fellow. She provides extensive research and analysis on individual companies operating in the healthcare industry. Ms. Irshad holds a B.S. in Business Management with a minor in Finance from The City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College.

Dafna Yacobian

Dafna Yacobian is an Associate at Deerfield and joined the Firm as a Fellow in 2017. Ms. Yacobian holds a B.A. in Biology from The City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College.

Eddie Yang

Eddie Yang is an Associate at Deerfield and joined the Firm as a Fellow in 2017. Mr. Yang holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurship Management with a minor in Business Analytics and Finance from The City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Kate Busko

Katsiaryna (Kate) Busko is Business Development Analyst at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2016 as a Fellow. Prior to joining the Biotherapeutics team, Ms. Busko worked on market research and patient forecasting in the Deerfield Institute. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Minsk State Linguistics University and B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from The City University of New York. 

Timothy Coan

Tim Coan is Executive Director of the Deerfield Fellows program, since 2015, and was a Partner on the Firm’s Pharmaceuticals team from 2005 to 2010. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Coan worked as an equity research analyst at UBS and Piper Jaffray, and began his career at Furman Selz. Mr. Coan holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and M.B.A. from the College of William & Mary.

Julia Saccamano

Julia Saccamano is a Research Associate in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2018 as a Fellow. Ms. Saccamano holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Economics from The City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College.