• Avi Kometz, MD

    Dr. Kometz is a Partner on the Devices team at Deerfield and joined Deerfield in 2014 as a Principal. Dr. Kometz joined Ascent Biomedical Ventures in 2006 as a Partner. Ascent Biomedical Venture is a leading venture capital firm investing in healthcare companies, where he led investment efforts in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare information technology. Prior to this, Dr. Kometz served as the head of corporate development at a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pediatrics. He was also a member of the Healthcare Practice at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he worked on matters including strategy, valuation, organizational change and cost-reduction. Dr. Kometz received his medical doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa. He began his career as a clinician in South Africa and went on to found and built a group of clinics.