Anne E Fung, MD is a practicing medical retina specialist in San Francisco and Chief Medical Officer of Perceive Biotherapeutics. In 2014, Dr. Fung bridged retina research from private practice into industry to lead the Genentech US Medical Affairs Ophthalmology team to advance clinical research on AMD, diabetic eye disease and other ocular conditions, helping to expand the portfolio over 8 years from Lucentis to lampalizumab (GA), faricimab (DME/AMD) and the Port Delivery System (AMD/DME/DR). In 2019, she became the Global Development Lead for Port Delivery System SUSVIMO, the first surgical-device-drug product in the history of Roche. The team’s work brought the first 6-month therapy for neovascular AMD therapy to patients with its FDA approval in 2021. Anne’s leadership of a team of device & drug scientists and regulatory professionals designed, conducted, analyzed and filed Phase 3 trials in AMD, and also created new systems, infrastructure and roles to support surgical and device needs between global patients, health authorities, payors and Roche. In recognition of visionary strategy, strong communication and people leadership, Anne received multiple Genentech/Roche awards for Outstanding Contributions, compassionate and inspiring Leadership and Breakthrough Advances.
Over two decades, Anne has pursued a passion for research on Age-related macular degeneration and ophthalmology in academic, private practice and biotech industry settings with US and global collaborators. This research spanning RPE transplantation, cataract biology, OCT retinal imaging, and the evolution of anti-VEGF therapy for nAMD have resulted in multiple publications, presentations and book chapters.
Dr. Fung also serves as the Research Chair for the Ophthalmology resident research program at California Pacific Medical Center, loves watching her very bright mentees thrive, serves locally in philanthropic organizations, is a Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists and an active member of ARVO, Women in Retina, The CONNECT Network, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Retina Society and Macula Society. A honored graduate of Wellesley College and Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Fung completed Ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellowship in Medical Retina at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.