Ben Bronstein, M.D.


Dr. Bronstein has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010, and from 2010 to 2011 served as Chief Executive Officer of Aldeyra, then known as Neuron Systems. Dr. Bronstein is an independent consultant to life science companies at Cold Spring Venture Advisors, where he has been the sole proprietor since September 2009. He has spent the past 27 years in entrepreneurial roles in life science companies and venture capital firms. Most recently, from January 2014 to August 2015, he was Chief Medical Officer of Stealth BioTherapeutics, a privately held company developing pharmaceuticals for serious diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, prior to which he was a Visiting Scholar at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School from January 2013 to July 2014. Dr. Bronstein has founded or held senior management positions at several venture-backed life science firms, including OKPO Health, a life science company developing human therapeutics and diagnostics, from May 2008 to November 2009, and Vidus Ocular, Inc., a Yale University spinout developing an implantable device for the treatment of glaucoma, from November 2006 to May 2008. He has also held senior roles in life science investment firms including as a founder and senior vice president of Access BridgeGap Ventures, the life science investment unit of Access Industries, Inc., from January 2012 to December 2012. Dr. Bronstein has served on the boards of directors of several privately held life science companies. He is also a member of the Weill Cornell Medical College Faculty Industry Council. He is a board-certified pathologist and dermatopathologist, with over 20 publications. Dr. Bronstein began his professional career on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. and M.B.A. from Boston University.