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Dr. Linda Maxwell

Operating Partner

Linda’s mission at DCVC is to identify, invest in, and nurture the best and brightest founders trans­forming medicine and healthcare to deliver outsized impact. An accom­plished surgeon, scientist, and innovator, she integrates an astute entre­pre­neurial instinct, pragmatism, and over 20 years of clinical experience to steward our health tech thesis and be of service to the firm, founders, and patients.

Prior to joining DCVC, Linda founded the Biomedical Zone, Canada’s first hospital-embedded biomedical technology incubator. As Executive Director, she has personally supported over 100 medtech and digital health founders, whose companies have impacted over 67,000 patients around the world. Linda has been recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, the Top 30 Women Making a Difference in Tech, and the Top 100 Accom­plished Black Women in Canada.

Linda earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from Harvard University, an MD from Yale University, and an MBA from the University of Oxford. She completed residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto and is double-board certified. She is a certified Independent Corporate Director and serves on the boards of United Ther­a­peu­tics (Nasdaq: UTHR) and ImmunityBio (Nasdaq: IBRX). She holds a federal appointment with Public Health Agency of Canada.