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Matthew Feinsod, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Feinsod is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extensive corporate and regulatory expertise in the development of novel therapies for ophthalmic diseases. In his previous positions he has played key roles in corporate finance, developing and implementing clinical and regulatory strategy, due diligence, and licensing. He has been a founder in several companies including Imagen Biotech, a venture-backed company dedicated to developing breakthrough ophthalmology treatments for high unmet needs. At Imagen he secured financing of $40MM from a syndicate of three global investor groups and led all company activities. Prior to Imagen, Dr. Feinsod was SVP of Strategy and Product Development at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals where he spent five years in a variety of functions helping to develop and launch Macugen and an anti-PDGF aptamer now in Phase 3 clinical trials with Ophthotech. Prior to joining Eyetech, Dr. Feinsod served as medical officer for the FDA Division of Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic and Ophthalmologic Drug Products, where he was a primary reviewer for both IND and NDA ophthalmology regulatory applications. Concurrently, he held a clinical trials/drug development fellowship position in George Washington University's Department of Ophthalmology and served on the University hospital's Institutional Review Board. Previously, Dr. Feinsod conducted post-doctoral molecular biology research with a focus on nucleotide science at Cornell University Medical Center.
He received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business and his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Feinsod holds several patents in the field of ophthalmology and in emitted light-stabilization. Dr. Feinsod serves on the board of directors of World Eye Mission, a non-profit organization. He continues to practice ophthalmology on a part-time basis.
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