Houman Hemmati

Board Member at Noveome Biotherapeutics


Houman Hemmati is a board-certified ophthalmologist and leader in translational and late-stage drug development. He is presently the Chief Medical Officer of Vyluma, Inc., which is developing a pharmacologic treatment for nearsightedness (myopia). He is also Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of aesthetic medicine company Levation Pharma and retina therapeutics company Optigo Biotherapeutics, which is developing long-acting intravitreal drugs for wet macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of Trailhead Biosystems (stem cells) and MediPrint Ophthalmics (contact lens drug delivery) and advises a handful of companies in ophthalmology drug development. He previously served as Director, Clinical Development at Allergan, and as Clinical Scientist in the Ophthalmology Therapeutic Area on several Phase 1, 2, and 3 studies, including the Phase 2 study for the program that led to the approval of Vuity to treat presbyopia.


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