"I was interested in the startup side of medicine. My long term career goal is to become a physician. While I've gained some experience about the business of health, through consulting, I wanted to be exposed to the entrepreneurship community within health and saw HFA as that opportunity." - Dan Hoff, 2015-16 Fellow
Dan Hoff, is former healthcare consultant who majored in biomedical engineering at Brown University. Before graduating from Brown, Dan spent three years working in Dr. Thomas Webster’s Nanomedicine Lab, where he completed an independently led research project investigating the permeability of the blood-brain barrier to iron oxide nanoparticles. Dan published his findings in the International Journal of Nanomedicine. He also served as Director of the Janus Political Union, a student group dedicated to hosting monthly student debates on a variety of political, economic, and social issues.
"I am excited to gain an in-depth exposure to the patient side of medicine. I feel like is the best way to know medicine, is to get behind one specific disease from all angles."
Beginning in 2012, Dan worked as an Associate Consultant for Clarion Healthcare, supporting growth strategies, commercial opportunity assessments, and due diligences for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Spanning engagements in a range of therapeutic areas, Dan specialized in strategy work for clients interested in expanding operations in the hospital environment through the creation of new sales forces.
From 2014 through the beginning of the HFA Fellowship, Dan worked as an Analyst at Gateway Consulting Group, an IT consulting firm. There, he was involved in product development and implementation of document management software for clients. In addition, Dan has volunteered his time at The Boston Home, a long-term care facility for adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases.