Samad Wahid, M.D.
Dr. Wahid has broad life science industry experience, both as an investor and a team member at innovative drug development companies. He most recently worked at SR One Capital Management, where he focused on early-stage biopharma investment opportunities, as well as new company creation. Prior to SR One, he served as a member of the healthcare team at OCA Ventures. Dr. Wahid also worked with LAVA Therapeutics, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, where he supported the company’s growth strategy. Additionally, he was an early team member of Myoarete, an innovative start-up that was spun out of the University of Pennsylvania to develop innovative therapies for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). His career has also included investment banking and consulting experience at J.P. Morgan and L.E.K. Consulting.
He began his career as a practicing physician, followed by a position as a surgeon-in-training focused on pediatric surgery in the UK’s National Health Service. Dr. Wahid also has international clinical experience working with the pediatric surgery team at the Cleveland Clinic and volunteering in a hospital deep in the Amazon rainforest in Iquitos, Peru.
Dr. Wahid received his M.D. from Imperial College London with a triple distinction and an MBA from the Wharton School where he was a Thouron Scholar. He received his BSc in Medical Sciences and Management from Imperial College London with first class honors.