Aug 27, 2020
In this episode, we interview Ross Jaffe, MD. Ross is an experienced healthcare venture capitalist with particular expertise in medical technology. Dr. Jaffe is one of the founding Managing Directors of Versant Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm, where for the last thirty years, he has focused primarily on early-stage medical device companies. Having retired from active investing for Versant in 2016, he now serves as a Venture Advisor to New Enterprise Associates (NEA) while completing his Versant responsibilities.
Ross has served on the boards of multiple successful medical technology companies. Dr. Jaffe earned a BA in Policy Studies from Dartmouth, an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed his residency in internal medicine and served as a part-time attending physician at the University of California, San Francisco.
Ross has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of leading venture capitalists in 2008, 2011, and 2012. Dr. Jaffe is a current member and former Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a former Chair of the Board of the Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, CA.