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Primary Care Innovation Fund

Primary Care Innovation Fund

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has committed $5 million to a venture capital fund in an effort to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of health care, with a specific focus on primary care.

The Primary Care Innovation Fund is the first such endeavor in the history of PCOM. The Fund reviews submissions for funding from both within and outside the PCOM community. Our focus is on fully formed companies where a proof of concept has already been established—companies that are beyond the seed and early research stage, with some level of commercial success.

“The osteopathic philosophy focuses on prevention and maintaining wellness, and seeing the patient as a whole person—not just their symptoms. Through the Primary Care Innovation Fund, PCOM can extend that philosophy by investing in innovative opportunities nationally to improve and maintain patients' quality of life.” — Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO of PCOM

The Primary Care Innovation Fund underscores PCOM's commitment to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth, and to the well-being of the wider community through leadership and service.

Dean Miller oversees the fund. He is also president and CEO of Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).

Fund Essentials

  • The Primary Care Innovation Fund is focused on all facets of healthcare innovation. This means companies and technologies that contribute to better patient health outcomes, and advances in fighting chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease. Additional examples include efforts toward better nutrition, technology-supported services that promote better overall health and similar endeavors.
  • The Fund is nationwide in scale, with special attention paid to the healthcare communities in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and south Georgia areas, where PCOM operates three locations.
  • An advisory committee, made up of accomplished physicians and business professionals, assists the Fund in sourcing deals, due diligence and portfolio management.
  • For more information, read the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Submissions for Funding

If you have an interest in funding, please fill out the online inquiry form or contact Dean Miller at

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