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Gary Patou, MD

Dr. Patou has served as a member of our Board since January 2004. Dr. Patou has been a Managing Director at MPM Capital, a venture capital fund focused on life sciences companies, since 2005, and has served as interim Chief Medical Officer in various MPM portfolio companies. Since 2014, Dr. Patou has served as a senior medical advisor to Chiasma, Inc. Previously, Dr. Patou served as Chief Medical Officer for Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2009 to 2015, and True North Therapeutics, Inc. from January 2017 to June 2017. Prior to joining Pacira, Dr. Patou was Chief Medical Officer at Peplin Inc. from July 2006 to April 2007, and Chief Medical Officer of Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2005 to June 2006. Prior to joining MPM, Dr. Patou was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corp. from February 2004 to April 2005 following its merger with GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to GeneSoft, Dr. Patou worked at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now a unit of GlaxoSmithKline, as Senior Vice President and Director, Project and Portfolio Management, managing all of the company’s pharmaceutical development projects. Dr. Patou has held a number of academic appointments at University College & Middlesex School of Medicine and received his B.Sc. from University of London and his M.D. from University College London.