Shaan is a Principal at Northpond Ventures. Shaan oversees Northpond’s creation, origination, sourcing, diligence and monitoring efforts, especially in therapeutics and diagnostics, as well as leads Northpond’s Boston office. Prior to joining Northpond Ventures, he was a Principal at the Longwood Fund, where he created and invested in life sciences companies, including Pyxis Oncology, a cancer immunotherapy company focused on novel modulators of the tumor microenvironment, which he co-founded and served as President. Previously, he was an attending hospitalist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also did his residency in internal medicine. He holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, a D.Phil. in medical oncology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.S. with honors in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Suffolk District Medical Society, the professional medical society of Boston, and a trustee of the Boston Medical Library.