Jon Root, M.D. is member of Silverback Therapeutics’ board of directors. He spent nine years in clinical practice before joining USVP in 1995 and becoming a general partner in 1997. Before USVP, he was on the faculty and clinical staff at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Root is currently on the boards of several USVP portfolio companies and is also a former board member for the National Venture Capital Association. Dr. Root holds an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College, an M.D. from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.