"It’s a privilege to work with visionary entrepreneurs who are creating the technologies and procedures that define the future of medical care. And it’s exciting to help them craft business strategies that propel and transform their ideas into market penetration and real-world success."
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Gil joined InterWest's healthcare team in 1996 and leads the firm's medical device and healthcare IT franchises. He invests in a broad array of healthcare opportunities, with a special interest in ophthalmology, robotics, and physician-centric mobile applications. He is a board member of , , , , , , and .
Gil has led InterWest's medical device team since 1999 and pioneered InterWest's ophthalmology franchise.
Gil has a B.A. from Harvard University. He received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Institute and retina fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as a Heed Foundation Fellow. He also serves as a National Trustee for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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Over the last 20 years I have had the privilege of diverse life experiences as a laser researcher, practicing physician, startup company founder, and technology venture capitalist. I most enjoy being on the front edge of new technology waves, looking over the horizon for non-obvious opportunities... What I find exciting is working alongside visionary entrepreneurs, thinking non-traditionally, and helping to identify creative strategies to make pioneering ventures even more successful.