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Richard Pasternak, MD

Clinical Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Pasternak has served as a member of Milestone’s board of directors since November 2019. He is currently a Clinical Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pasternak recently retired from Cerenis Therapeutics (now ABIONYX Pharma), a French publicly-traded company focused on developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors. He previously served as Vice President, Head of Cardiovascular Clinical Research, and Head of Global Scientific Affairs and Scientific Leadership, at Merck & Co. Prior to joining Merck, he was the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pasternak also serves on the Boards of Anthos Therapeutics and Magenta Medical Ltd. He previously served on the Boards of Essentialis Therapeutics and Haptocure Ltd., as well as several nonprofit organizations. He was also previously a senior advisor to Bay City Capital and Bridge Medicines. Dr. Pasternak has authored more than 100 publications and has lectured internationally on cardiovascular disease drug development.

Dr. Pasternak received his BA and MD from Yale University, and completed his medical and cardiology training at Massachusetts General Hospital.