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Robert Glassman, M.D.


Robert Glassman, M.D., returned to OrbiMed Advisors in January 2021 as the only venture partner in public equity; he had been a private equity partner 2009-10. Dr. Glassman had been a senior investment banker for 17 years, at Merrill Lynch for the majority of his career, and as Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse since 2015. Earlier in his career, Dr. Glassman was with Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, where he oversaw a very successful healthcare portfolio, and at McKinsey & Co, where he consulted for a wide range of clients within their Pharmaceutical and Medical Products practice. Dr. Glassman was a board-certified hematologist-oncologist who remains on the faculty of Weill Cornell as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and spoken widely in industry and academic forums on clinical development, reimbursement, and data interpretation. Dr. Glassman received his AB magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Weill Cornell. He also spent several years as a basic science investigator at Rockefeller University in the laboratory of Hidesaburo Hanafusa where he received Howard Hughes Medical Institute and American Cancer Society awards.