Karen Heidelberger

Photo of Karen HeidelbergerKaren Heidelberger
Partner, Deerfield Management

As a Partner and the Chief Communications Officer at Deerfield, Ms. Heidelberger is responsible for relationships with investors, partner companies, and other interested parties. Prior to this role, Ms. Heidelberger was a Trader at Deerfield for over a decade. In this capacity, she was responsible for trading in public securities on behalf of the Funds and developing and communicating market information to the firm. Prior to joining Deerfield in 2002, Ms. Heidelberger was a Vice President in the Sales and Trading division of Merrill Lynch. Also at Merrill, she served as a Conflicts Coordinator in the Mergers and Acquisitions department. In this role she was responsible for ensuring that Merrill Lynch was clear of legal and business conflicts of interest before the firm was able to accept an assignment. Ms. Heidelberger has approximately 15 years of experience in all areas of healthcare, and has a deep understanding of the many factors that affect healthcare stakeholders. Additionally, through her experience in both investing in companies through the capital markets and assisting companies with mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Heidelberger understands many of the funding requirements for institutions and the needs of investors.

Ms. Heidelberger graduated from the Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is based in New York City and lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and two children, Jillian (10) and Cole (9).