Dr. Chernoff is a molecular diagnostics and biopharmaceutical industry veteran who has played pivotal roles in moving early stage R&D programs successfully through clinical development and product commercialization and evaluating a broad range of in-licensing opportunities. He oversees all clinical development activities for SetPoint as the company continues to advance its bioelectronic medicine platform, reporting to Anthony Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of SetPoint Medical.
Prior to joining SetPoint, Dr. Chernoff has served as a translational medicine consultant to more than 40 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has held chief medical officer posts with a number of companies, including Crescendo Bioscience, Adamas Pharma, XDX, CardioDX, Tethys Biosciences and Aquinox Pharma. Dr. Chernoff was Vice President of Corporate Technology at Elan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Director at Chiron Diagnostics, where he played a pivotal role in the development of viral load assays for HIV, HCV, HBV and CMV. He was a principal with life sciences management consulting firm Keelin Reeds Ventures and entrepreneur in residence and operating partner at TPG Biotech VC Fund. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from Yale University and an MD from New York University and completed his medical training and research in internal medicine, rheumatology and infectious disease at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He also served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and Assistant Chief of Medicine at UCSF Medical Center.