Peter A. Thompson, M.D.


Peter Thompson is a Partner at OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment firm. He was one of the co-founders of Silverback and served as the Chair of the Silverback Board from April 2016. Dr. Thompson previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2016 until April 2020. Dr. Thompson has also served on the board of directors of Prevail Therapeutics, Inc. since August 2017, Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. since July 2017, Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since December 2014, and PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since November 2014, as well as several private companies.

Previously, Dr. Thompson served on the board of Synthorx, Inc. until its acquisition by Sanofi in January 2020, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc until June 2018, Principia Biopharma Inc. until September 2018, and Sierra Oncology, Inc. until December 2015. Dr. Thompson also previously served in executive leadership roles at Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chiron Corporation, and Becton, Dickinson and Company. Dr. Thompson is an Affiliate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington. In addition, Dr. Thompson holds numerous patents and was a board-certified internist and oncologist. Dr. Thompson holds a Sc.B. and B.A in mathematics and molecular biology from Brown University and an M.D. from Brown University Medical School.