Tsontcho Ianchulev, MD, MPH has been serving as our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since March 2014.
From 2009 to 2016, he was the Chief Medical Officer and the head of technology and business development for Transcend Medical, Inc. (acquired by Novartis International AG/Alcon, Inc. (NYSE: NVS)).
Prior to that, while at Genentech, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNA, before going private in 2009), Dr. Ianchulev headed the ophthalmology research group and directed the development and the FDA approval of Lucentis. Dr. Ianchulev currently serves as a director of the ASCRS Foundation and on the advisory board of Alcon. He was formerly chairman of the board of directors of ianTECH from 2014 until its acquisition by Carl Zeiss Meditec in 2019. Dr. Ianchulev received his B.S. from the University of Rochester.
He received both his M.D. and an M.P.H. from Harvard University and completed his specialty training at the Doheny Eye Institute. Currently, Dr. Ianchulev serves as a professor in the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.