Russell Hirsch, MD, PhD

Director, Prospect Ventures

Russell Hirsch is a managing director at Prospect Venture Partners, a leading life sciences venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding Prospect Venture Partners II and III, he served as a venture partner and a general partner at Mayfield Fund, where he was a member of the health care technology group. While at Mayfield, he was responsible for the incubation of Intuitive Surgical Devices and participated in the incubation of Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he conducted biomedical research at the University of California, San Francisco, focusing on hepatitis B viral replication. Russell previously served as vice chairman of the board of Interplast and on the Genetics Advisory Council of the Harvard Medical School-Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and Genomics. He holds MD and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco and a BA in chemistry from the University of Chicago.