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Anand Mehra, MD

Partner, Sofinnova Ventures

Dr. Mehra joined Sofinnova Ventures in 2007 to focus on biopharmaceutical investing.  Currently, he is a director of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Nextwave, and Marinus, and led the firm's investments in Vicept Therapeutics (Acquired:  Allergan).  Dr. Mehra also played an important role in the firm’s investments in Hyperion, Preglem (Acquired:  Gedeon Richter), and Amarin (NASDAQ:  AMRN).  Prior to joining Sofinnova Ventures, Dr. Mehra worked in JP Morgan’s private equity and venture capital group. Before joining the venture community, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's pharmaceutical practice, advising pharma and biotech on key strategic issues, and an NIH-funded Fellow focused on reperfusion injury in stroke.  Dr. Mehra received his M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons; and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar and spent three years as a firefighter.