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Patrick Heron, Chairman of the Board

Patrick Heron

Chairman of the Board

Patrick is a managing general partner of Frazier’s Life Sciences team. He joined the firm in 1999 and opened Frazier’s Menlo Park office in 2003. Throughout his 14 years as a general partner, Patrick has led or co-led investments across over 20 companies.

Patrick has successfully partnered with entrepreneurs across a range of company types and stages, from early-stage anti-infectives companies to >$100 million commercial-stage dermatology companies. Patrick has also been active in company formation around both early- and later-stage assets. He has led and served as director for many successful Frazier Life Sciences investments, including ARMO (acquired by Eli Lilly), Ignyta (acquired by Roche), Tobira Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan), Marcadia (acquired by Roche), Calixa (acquired by Cubist), Cerexa (acquired by Forest), PreCision Dermatology (acquired by Valeant), MedPointe (acquired by Meda), and Collegium (NASDAQ: COLL). He currently serves on the boards of Amunix, Imago BioSciences, Iterum Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ITRM), Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Passage Bio, Recida Therapeutics, ScoutBio, Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, and SutroVax.

Prior to joining Frazier, Patrick helped develop McKinsey & Company’s West Coast biotechnology consulting practice, where he led projects involving mergers and acquisitions, product launches, sales force optimization, corporate partnering, and research prioritization.

Patrick received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and Morehead Scholar.

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