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About Takeda

David A. Shaywitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Partner

Dr. Shaywitz joined TVI in December 2017 as Senior Partner, and is based in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to TVI, he served as Chief Medical Officer at DNAnexus, and holds an adjunct appointment as Visiting Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in the life science industry for over a decade, with experience in R&D, strategy, and commercial operations through his work at Merck, the Boston Consulting Group, and Theravance.

A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard college, Dr. Shaywitz received his MD/PhD from Harvard and MIT, and trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is co-author, with Lisa Suennen, of "Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?", co-hosts (with Lisa) the bi-weekly Tech Tonics podcast, and writes regularly about entrepreneurial innovation in medicine for Forbes. (Views expressed are his own.)