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Meet Polsky Entrepreneur-in-Residence Robert Altman

Meet life science and healthcare Polsky Entrepreneur-in-Residence. An accomplished healthcare industry executive, Robert Altman’s career reflects success in executive roles in both mature and emerging biotech and pharmaceutical businesses. Most recently, Bob served as President of Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a subsidiary of Concordia Healthcare. Bob also previously founded and built a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, and led the company as CEO and President from 2008 to 2012. Bob’s earlier career included numerous leadership positions over 17 years at Abbott Laboratories. Bob currently serves on the boards of directors for: Toltec Pharmaceuticals, a pipeline pharmaceutical company developing novel therapies that address niche markets exclusive to women’s health; Preora Diagnostics, a diagnostics company developing low-cost, minimally invasive, and highly-sensitive cancer pre-screening tests using technology that detects and measures cellular changes at the nanoscale level; and Output Medical, a medical device company that will advance the standard of care for acute kidney injury and dialysis management. Bob earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Chicago Booth, having earlier received both a PhD in Physical Chemistry and an MA in Chemistry from Harvard University, and a BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside. He teaches a five-week course at the University of Chicago on Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine.

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