Gilbert H. Kliman , M.D.

Gilbert H. Kliman , M.D., Director

Dr. Kliman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2007, with a brief hiatus from August 2019 through March 2020 relating to the company’s acquisition of Avedro, Inc. (an ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical technology company for which Dr. Kliman also served on the board of directors). Dr. Kliman has been a partner of InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm, since 1996, and has been a managing director there since 1999. Dr. Kliman served on the board of directors of Epocrates, Inc. (acquired by athenahealth, Inc.) from 1999 to 2011, and IntraLase Corp. (acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.) from 2000 to 2007. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Kliman was an investment manager at Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Kliman served as an associate at TA Associates, a private equity investment firm. Dr. Kliman is a board-certified ophthalmologist and completed a retina research fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and residency training at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Kliman holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Since June 2020, Dr. Kliman has served on the board of directors for STAAR Surgical Company, and also sits on the board of Doximity, Inc, a board he joined in 2011. He also serves as a director on the executive board of ORBIS International, a global non-profit focused on preventing avoidable blindness.