Partner, Deerfield Management Company, LP
Jonathan Leff has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2017. Mr. Leff is a Partner of Deerfield Management Company, L.P. and Chairman of the Deerfield Institute. He joined Deerfield in 2013, and focuses on venture capital and structured investments in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Deerfield, for more than sixteen years, Mr. Leff was with Warburg Pincus, where he led the firm’s investment efforts in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Leff has also been active in public policy discussions related to healthcare and medical innovation. He is a member of several not-for-profit Boards, including the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, Friends of Cancer Research, the Reagen-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration and the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. In addition, he previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Previously he led NVCA’s life sciences industry efforts as Chair of NVCA’s Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (NVCA-MedIC). Mr. Leff received his A.B. from Harvard University, and earned his M.B.A. from The Stanford University Graduate School of Business.