Kush M Parmar, MD, PhD

Managing Partner

Kush M Parmar, M.D., Ph.D. is a Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures and joined in 2010 from Harvard Medical School, where he was an NIH-sponsored M.D./Ph.D. Physician Scientist Fellow in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. Dr. Parmar serves as a Director on the Boards of Akouos, Arvinas, Audentes (NASDAQ: BOLD), Homology  (NASDAQ: FIXX) and scPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SCPH). He previously served as Acting VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Novira (acquired by J&J) and was Board Observer for Envoy (acquired by Takeda), Achaogen (NASDAQ: AKAO) and Pulmatrix (NASDAQ: PULM). Dr. Parmar serves on Advisory Boards of Penn Medicine, Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology, and the Grace Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Society of Kauffman Fellows. Before joining 5AM, Dr. Parmar completed clinical clerkships at the Massachusetts General & Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. At Princeton University, Dr. Parmar worked on developmental genetics with Eric F. Wieschaus (Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1995). He holds an A.B. in Molecular Biology and Medieval Studies from Princeton University, a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Harvard University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parmar is based in the Boston, MA office.