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Bijan Salehizadeh, MD, MPH, MBA

NaviMed Capital
Managing Director
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Salehizadeh has over 15 years of healthcare operating and investment experience. Prior to co-founding NaviMed Capital, he was a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, where he focused on growth stage healthcare investments.

Prior to joining Highland Capital Partners in 2003, Dr. Salehizadeh spent several years in a variety of operational roles at Medtronic. Before Medtronic, Dr. Salehizadeh held a variety of senior management roles with HealthCentral, a private equity-backed digital health company that went public in 1999.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auris Surgical and Procured Health. Dr. Salehizadeh previously served on the Board of Directors of several companies including BÄRRX (sold to Covidien), Hyperion Therapeutics (IPO; sold to Horizon plc for $1.1 billion), and Opgen (IPO). In addition, he has sourced or been actively involved in Highland Capital Partners’ investments in AVEO (IPO), Baronova, Conor Medsystems (IPO; sold to Johnson & Johnson for $1.4 billion), Entourage Medical, kyruus, and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.

Dr. Salehizadeh holds an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, an MD and Master’s in Science in Health Policy from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.