Tony Chou, MD
|Title||Associate Clinical Professor|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||The Vertical Group|
530 Lytton Avenue, Suite 304
Palo Alto CA 94301
Tony M. Chou is a general partner at the Vertical Group, a venture capital firm focused on the fields of medical technology and biotechnology.
As an investor, Dr. Chou serves on the Board of Directors of venture-backed companies Silk Road Medical, HD+, Lutonix, Atheromed, Omada Health and Yellow Brick Medical. He serves as an observer to TIMI3, Photothera, Ovalis and Bayhill Therapeutics.
Previously, Dr. Chou was employed by Abbott Laboratories where he held positions with both general management and business development responsibilities. Dr. Chou's initial role was as part of a corporate business development team formulating a strategy to enter the vascular device markets through acquisition and in-house product development. As the Abbott Vascular franchise developed, he served in executive roles within that division including medical director for coronary products and ultimately business unit leader. In his last role, serving as Division Vice President and General Manager of Vascular Closure, he oversaw a global business with direct sales forces in key geographies and multiple product lines. He led teams responsible for the product development, global product registrations with US IDE studies and PMA submissions. His tenure leading vascular closure saw regulatory approvals and global commercialization of the Perclose Proglide and StarClose devices.
Prior to joining Abbott, Dr. Chou was the Director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remains Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and practices at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Chou received an MD from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Additional UCSF service includes participation as a member of the Masters of Translational Medicine Advisory Board. The MTM is a joint masters-level program which spans UCSF and UC Berkeley.
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