Dr. Sam Barone is the Chief Medical Officer of Gemini Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Barone brings two-plus decades of clinical and development experience to Gemini, and join the Company from Halodine, LLC, where he was most co-Founder, Manager and Chief Medical Officer. Prior, he held the role of Chief Medical Officer of Veloce BioPharma. Dr. Barone previously served as Senior Vice President at Adverum Biotechnologies (formerly Avalanche Biotechnologies). While at Avalanche Biotechnologies, Dr. Barone served as Chief Medical Officer. Before joining Avalanche Biotechnologies, Dr. Barone served as a Medical Officer in the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Barone received his B.S. in biology from Boston College and his M.D. from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. After obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Barone served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force serving active duty at Andrews Air Force Base and at bases in Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq for which he received several military honors. Following his military service, Dr. Barone completed a residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he served as Chief Resident, as well as a medical and surgical retina fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.