As a Partner on the Private Transactions team at Deerfield, Steve joined Deerfield in 2013 to work on structured transactions in Deerfield’s Private Design Funds. Steve has been a founder and manager of healthcare companies for more than 20 years. Since 2004, Steve has managed Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a leading venture capital firm he co-founded focused on early stage investment and development of biomedical companies. Since 2011, Steve has been the Chairman of the Board of Continuum Health Partners until its merger with Mount Sinai in 2013, where he is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Mount Sinai Health System, a $5 billion non-profit healthcare integrated delivery system in New York City. He graduated from the University of Michigan and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.