Bob Kocher, MD is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT investments. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the Boards of Devoted Health, Virta, Jiff, Aledade, and Lyra Health, where he is also a co-founder, and is a Board Observer at Grand Rounds, Stride, Renew and Doctor on Demand. He is a former Director at Castlight Health (CSLT).
Prior to Venrock and Stanford, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy on the National Economic Council.
Bob received undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and a medical degree from George Washington University. He completed a research fellowship with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health, and went on to complete his internal medicine residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Medical School.