Vikas Goyal & Ed Chan (Wharton), Alok Sathaye (HBS) and Tamara Nazzal (Cornell) lead the healthcare clubs at each of the business schools they're at ! Three of these were Founding Fellows of TLP. Congrats all.
Vikas Goyal: Vikas is an MBA of the Class of 2010 at Wharton and President of the Healthcare Club. Prior to joining Wharton, he was a founding member of Extera Partners (formerly PureTech Development), where he has led and supported the business development, M&A, and corporate strategy efforts of over 40 private and public life science companies. Previously, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co, where he worked with top-tier pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health companies around the world. Over his career, Vikas has supported the diligence, negotiations, and post-transaction management of multiple corporate partnerships, from multi-billion dollar M&A events to initial R&D collaborations. Vikas is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology. He has over seven years? bench research experience in electrophysiology, and has worked with top investigators at the Rockefeller University and Boston University's Center for Memory and Brain.
Edward Chan: Ed is an MBA of the class of 2011 at Wharton, and the incoming President of the Healthcare Club. He joined the Boston office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) in July 2006 as Analyst for the Medical Solutions Fund. Prior to joining SVC, Edward worked as a Business Analyst at Capital One in Virginia. Edward also had experience in developing medical devices and working with healthcare startups. While at Johns Hopkins University, Edward led a small team in the development of a patent-pending biomedical device in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medical School. He also worked with the MMT Fund, a Maryland life sciences incubator, where he supported portfolio companies by conducting market research, writing federal grant applications, and filing patents. Edward graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelors in Biomedical Engineering.
Tamara Nazzal: Tamara is in the MBA Class of 2010 at Cornell and Vice President of the Healthcare & Biotechnology Club. She is also a fund manager for BR Ventures, an all student run, seed stage venture capital fund at Cornell University. Tamara interned at Covidien in product management of surgical devices. Prior to business school, she was a Business Development Associate at CIMIT, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, supporting the Industry Liaison Program. She acted as a liaison between member companies and investigators to catalyze collaborations to impact patient care. Tamara's previous experience includes working as a research analyst in an alternative investment consulting firm, developing fund of hedge fund portfolios and indices for institutional investors. She holds a Bachelors degree from Umass Amherst. Tamara is passionate about novel technology solutions to challenges in the healthcare industry.
Alok Sathaye: Alok is currently in the MBA Class of 2010 at HBS and Co-President of the Healthcare Club. Prior to HBS, Alok Sathaye spent two years as a healthcare strategy consultant at Heath Advances, helping develop strategies to bring early-stage technologies in medical imaging, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals to market. Previously, he was a senior research scientist at Guidant and Boston Scientific, where he helped develop features for new pacemaker and implantable defibrillator devices through preclinical and clinical studies. He has coauthored numerous articles in major cardiology journals, and filed 20+ patents for device-based medical therapies in the United States and Europe. During his summer internship he worked at Genentech on the Avastin brand team, developing market strategies to launch the drug into new indications. Alok is a current MBA student at Harvard Business School and received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and a graduate degree in cardiac tissue engineering from Johns Hopkins University.