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Shelly Wall Lanning

SWL Healthcare Ventures

Most recently, Shelly was a managing director at HealthCor Partners. HealthCor Partners, with approximately $300 million of assets dedicated to private equity, invests primarily in later-stage developmental and growing mid-sized companies across all sectors of the healthcare and life sciences industry. HealthCor Partners also selectively targets "special situation" opportunities in the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Before HealthCor, Shelly spent 6 years at Morgan Stanley Venture Partners where she focused on healthcare. During her tenure she had board responsibilities at National Healing Corporation, Medsite, Solstice Neuroscience, Suros Surgical and Trivirix International.

Prior to joining MSVP, Shelly was a Senior Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Tullis-Dickerson & Co., an early-stage healthcare venture capital firm. Before her fellowship, Shelly worked in a variety of roles focusing on operational issues relating to regulatory compliance, product development, and manufacturing.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Shelly earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in finance and entrepreneurial management. She holds a Bachelor's in physiology, with an emphasis in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

Shelly is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 6 and served her fellowship under mentor Joan Neuscheler at Tullis-Dickerson in Greenwich, CT.