My name is Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA, and I am the CEO and Managing Partner of the Global Health Impact Fund. I am fortunate to have had extensive experience in both clinical medicine and venture capital. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the NYU School of Medicine, I trained in anesthesia at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and then practiced anesthesia for nearly 25 years, first in New York City and then in the Bay Area. Before moving to California, I completed my MBA at Columbia University and had my first experience in venture capital with Silicon Alley Venture Partners.
At my anesthesia practice at CPMC in San Francisco, I held positions as Executive Board Member and CFO for 13 years. During this time, I also held consulting positions at HealthTap and Pacira. In 2016, I joined a startup called AngelMD, which brought physicians together to support and invest in healthcare innovation. As an early employee, I was responsible for developing startup analytics to help inform investors, building an extensive expert network, and optimizing a process to allow for SEC-compliant, syndicate investing. During my tenure, I led the efforts that raised over $12 million of capital for several startups.
After leaving AngelMD in 2018, I joined RedCrow as Managing Director where I developed a quantitative and qualitative, comprehensive analysis for healthcare startups to provide even greater insight for investors than I had done previously. During this time, I partnered with NASDAQ, through their Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, to produce, develop, and host a web-based show, RedCrow Healthcare Innovators Unplugged. My team also had the privilege of sponsoring the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit in 2017 and 2018. At the summit in 2018, I hosted and judged the Cleveland Clinic Innovations Pitch Event.
Chasing an out-sized ROI surely is an important component of my role at the GHIF, as well as being a responsible steward of our LPs’ investments. However, my passion has always been to leverage my expertise and insight, earned over many years in clinical practice, with my experiences in business and finance to source, invest, and support healthcare startups that can help improve health and well-being at scale.
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