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.