Emmett T. Cunningham founded Ophthalmology Innovation Summit. Presently, Dr. Cunningham is Co-Chairman for Ophthalmology Innovation Summit and Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, Inc., Managing Director&Partner at Clarus Ventures LLC (a subsidiary of Blackstone, Inc.). Emmett T. Cunningham is also Director-Uveitis Service at California Pacific Medical Center, Adjunct Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Research Associate at UCSF School of Medicine and Research Associate at Francis I Proctor Foundation and on the board of 5 other companies.
He previously was Principal at Pfizer Inc., Senior Vice President-Medical Strategy at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Professor at New York University and Director at The University of California, San Francisco.
He received a doctorate and a graduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a doctorate from the University of California San Diego and an undergraduate degree from Drexel University.