J&J Vet To Advise Avista

Patrick O'Neill has joined Avista Capital Partners as a healthcare industry advisor. He worked in various roles at Johnson & Johnson between 1976 and 2006.



Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests primarily in growth-oriented healthcare, media, and energy companies, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Patrick J. O'Neill, formerly of Johnson & Johnson, a Healthcare Industry Advisor.


Dr. O'Neill had a long and successful career at Johnson & Johnson, which he joined in 1976 and from which he retired in 2006.  After holding Research and Development and New Business Development leadership positions in the pharmaceutical business at Johnson & Johnson, he moved to the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group in 1989.  Within this group, he held senior management positions in Research and Development and New Business Development in the surgical and interventional cardiology/radiology business units, and at the corporate level. 


David Burgstahler, Partner and Head of Healthcare at Avista, said, “We believe that as the healthcare industry continues to grow, investment opportunities in the medical device and pharmaceutical sector