Dr David Guyer is the co-founder and former CEO and Executive Chairman of Iveric Bio (previously Ophthotech). Dr Guyer has significant medical, drug development and commercial experience in ophthalmology.
David R. Guyer, M.D. is a Venture Partner at SV Health Investors. He is the co-founder and former CEO and Executive Chairman of Iveric Bio (previously Ophthotech). Dr. Guyer served as Chairman of Iveric Bio’s board of directors since its inception in January 2007 to January 2017, as the Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 to January 2017 and Executive Chairman from 2017-2021. Under his leadership, Ophthotech entered into one of the largest ex-US partnering transactions ever in the biotechnology industry at that time with Novartis.
Dr. Guyer has significant medical, drug development, and commercial experience in ophthalmology, and in his career has served on approximately 20 Boards of both public and private companies. He co-founded Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 2000 until it was acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in November 2005.
Prior to co-founding Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Guyer was a professor and served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Guyer received a BS from Yale College and an MD from Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Guyer completed his ophthalmology residency at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital and a retinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School.