Judges

Howard Kim, MD

Chronic Kidney Disease , CKD , Transplantation

Howard is a Managing Director and focuses on healthcare investments at Asahi Kasei, a diversified conglomerate based in Tokyo.  A physician by training, Howard has over 20 years of experience investing in innovative public and private healthcare companies.  Prior to Asahi Kasei, he was an investor at Hambrecht and Quist Capital (a leading healthcare fund) and Advent International (one of the largest global private equity firms).   His early career includes time at The Advisory Board Company and Goldman Sachs. 

Howard received his AB in Economics from Harvard University where he was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team.  He then received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine.  Howard lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.