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Tom Shehab, MD

Managing Partner

Tom draws upon his extensive experience as a physician and healthcare executive to identify medical device and health IT companies that improve patient outcomes and decrease costs. He currently serves as a board director for Avation Medical, Boomerang Medical, Fifth Eye, Motif Neurotech, SonarMD  and Virtual Incision and led Arboretum’s investment in nVision Medical, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2018. At ArborMetrix, an Arboretum portfolio company, he led the development of the clinical strategy as Chief Medical Officer.

Prior to joining Arboretum in 2014, Tom served as a member of Arboretum’s Technical Advisory Board. He practiced medicine for 15 years as a gastroenterologist serving as Chair of Medicine at Integrated Health Associates (IHA), a multi-specialty group consisting of 300+ providers, and as Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for more than 1,000 physicians. Tom also holds a position as a board member for numerous healthcare innovation initiatives, such as the Cleveland Clinic Medical Device Advisory, and he serves on the Board of Trustees for Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he is a board member of the National Venture Capital Association

Tom earned an M.D. from Wayne State University, completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of Michigan, and earned a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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  • Aira Tech (acquired)
  • ArborMetrix
  • Lucina Health (acquired)
  • nVision Medical (acquired)
  • Board Member, National Venture Capital Association
  • Board of Trustees, Bowling Green State University
  • Advisor, Center for Machine Learning & Health, Carnegie Mellon
  • Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Medical Device Council
  • Advisor, Crohns & Colitis Foundation Ventures