Dr. LaBelle has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2014. Since July 2015, he has been the managing partner at the Global Health Investment Advisors, LLC and, prior to that, was a managing director at Tullis Health Investors Inc. from 2008 to 2015.
From April 2011 to May 2015, Dr. LaBelle served as a member of the board of directors of Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. (now known as Exagen, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGN), a commercial stage autoimmune rheumatic disease diagnostics company, and was chairman from December 2011 to May 2015.
Dr. LaBelle served as chairman of the board of SafeOp Surgical, Inc., a medical device and technology company acquired by Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), from 2011 to 2015, and Impulse Monitoring, Inc., a neuromonitoring company, from 2008 to 2011 when the company was acquired by NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA). From 2006 to 2008, Dr. LaBelle served as a member of the board of directors of Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a company that developed Durezol for ophthalmic post-operative inflammation (acquired by Alcon Inc. (NYSE: ALC)), Zirgan for ocular herpetic keratitis (acquired by Bausch & Lomb Holdings, Inc.), as well as a development program for a topical vancomycin for serious eye infections (acquired by Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO)). He was also a member of the board of directors of KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing drugs for patients with chronic kidney disease, since May 2006 until the company was acquired by Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) in July 2012, and TransMolecular, Inc., a neuroscience biotechnology company developing products to treat central nervous system disorders (acquired by Morphotek, Inc.).
He has also served in board or other advisory capacities with Alydia Health, Inc., Atomo Diagnostics Pty Ltd., Coherex Medical, Inc. (acquired by Johnson and Johnson Medical NV/SV), Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Estech (acquired by AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRC)) and Vidacare Corporation (acquired by Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX)). Dr. LaBelle holds M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University and a B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University.