OrbiMed Elevators

Peter Thompson, M.D.

General Partner

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Peter joined OrbiMed in 2010 and is a General Partner of OrbiMed. Peter has over 25 years of industry experience. He held executive positions at Becton-Dickinson and Chiron, co-founded and was CEO of Trubion Pharmaceuticals, co-founded several OrbiMed portfolio companies, and serves as a Director on many portfolio company boards. He was on staff at the National Cancer Institute following his internal medicine training at Yale University. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Mathematics as well as his medical degree from Brown University.

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  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee
  • Affiliate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington
  • Inventor on numerous patents and a board-certified internist and oncologist
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