Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Team



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The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation team has offered guidance and resources to countless project teams and individuals with unique ideas, with the goal of enabling CHOP employees to navigate a clear path to develop and commercialize innovative pediatric research and solutions.

Thomas Privette

Thomas Privette, PhD

Head, Global Business Development and External Partnering

Identifying research programs with unique commercial potential, and helping to create and support strategies to further develop, partner, or prepare these assets for commercialization (license or spin-out).


Scott Johnson, MBA
Director of New Ventures

Kelsey Oh, BS
Venture and Innovation Manager

Josh Nicklas, MHA
Venture and Innovation Senior Project Manager

Ciocia Patel, MBA
Venture and Innovation Senior Project Manager

Shahen Shah, BS
Venture and Innovation Project and Marketing Manager