Rob Glassman Leaves OrbiMed for BoA

Rob Glassman has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a managing director of healthcare banking. He previously was a partner with Orbimed Advisors.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that Robert Glassman, M.D., has rejoined the firm as managing director, global healthcare corporate and investment banking. Dr. Glassman, who is based in New York, reports to Joseph Kohls, head of Americas healthcare corporate and investment banking.

“Rob is one of the foremost life sciences technical and market experts. His unique combination of hands-on medical training and in-depth knowledge of the financial markets enables him to provide clients with invaluable guidance,” said Kohls. “Rob’s decision to rejoin Bank of America Merrill Lynch speaks volumes about our platform and the high caliber of talent advising our clients.”

Prior to rejoining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dr. Glassman spent a year as a private equity partner at Orbimed Advisors, the world’s largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm.   Previously, he spent eight years with Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as a managing director in the healthcare investment banking group. Earlier in his career, Dr. Glassman was with McKinsey & Company for four years consulting for a wide range of healthcare clients in the U.S. and Europe.

Dr. Glassman is a board-certified hematologist-oncologist and clinical assistant professor at Weill-Cornell University Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and spoken in industry and academic forums on drug commercialization, biotechnology innovation, oncology clinical development, biomarker utility, and pharmaceutical research and development.

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Glassman did his residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Cornell. He also spent several years as a basic science investigator at Rockefeller University, where he received Howard Hughes Medical Institute and American Cancer Society awards.

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