Naomi Fried, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Naomi Fried, PhD, is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ambit Health Ventures.

Naomi is the founder of the pharma-focused digital health accelerator PharmStars. Previously, Naomi was the founder and CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, a boutique advisory firm that works with large healthcare organizations on their innovation programs and digital-health strategy. Prior to that, Naomi was the first VP of Innovation and External Partnerships at Biogen, where she developed the firm’s “innovation beyond the molecule strategy.” Naomi has also served as the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children's Hospital, where she built and led the Innovation Acceleration Program to promote digital health and clinical innovation, and as the first VP of Innovation and Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente, where she led efforts to identify and assess new and emerging health care technology.

Naomi has served on the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association and was a member of the Governor of Massachusetts’ Innovation Council. She received her PhD in Materials Science from MIT and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.