Daniel Burnett, M.D.

Daniel Burnett

Daniel Burnett, M.D. has a long history of biomedical device design and testing. During his undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Burnett focused on bioengineering and spent a year at the Food and Drug Administration both testing devices and writing congressional reports on the current state-of-the-art devices. He then went on to Duke University where he completed his MD and his MBA. A licensed physician in the state of California, Dr. Burnett finished his one-year internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida then joined Medventure Associates, a medical device focused venture firm. After working for two years as a venture capitalist, Dr. Burnett resigned as partner and committed himself to his medical device incubator, TheraNova, and its subsidiaries. Since 2006, Dr. Burnett has raised, or helped raise, over $95MM for the six venture-backed TheraNova spinouts – BAROnova, Novashunt, Velomedix, EMKinetics, Channel Medsystems and Potrero Medical. He is an inventor on 10 issued patents and over 60 patents pending and recently joined University of California San Francisco as an entrepreneur in residence with QB3 and as adjunct faculty in the Bioengineering Department.