Howie Furst, M.D., is Partner on the Biotherapeutics group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2007. Dr. Furst is a physician with eleven years of clinical experience. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Furst was Portfolio Manager at Magnetar Capital and was responsible for building the firm’s healthcare team and developing its private and public investment approach. Before joining Magnetar, Dr. Furst served as a life sciences analyst at Maverick Capital. Dr. Furst received his B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, M.D. from New York University and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.