Andrew Nerlinger, MD

Venture Partner, Vesalius International

Dr. Nerlinger is currently a Venture Partner with Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital accelerator based in Houston, Texas, that invests in early to mid-stage healthcare technologies and companies. In this role, he has focused on the identification and development of international opportunities for the firm, and he has also performed technical evaluation and due diligence for prospective investments. Prior to joining Vesalius Ventures, Dr. Nerlinger provided international business development consulting services to the medical device industry, and he founded the Houston-based medical consultancy Endura Ventures, LLC in support of his consulting activities. His professional activities have provided him with extensive international experience, most notably in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe.

Dr. Nerlinger earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, where he completed a thesis on undiagnosed hypertension in ambulatory emergency department patients and earned the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Excellence in Emergency Medicine award. He received the Yale Wilbur Downs Fellowship for International Research, and through this award he performed neonatal intensive care research at PGIMER in Chandigarh, India. Dr. Nerlinger conducted medical disaster relief in northern Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake as part of a medical team from Yale, and he was a visiting clinical student in psychiatry at the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Nerlinger later completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Yale-affiliated Hospital of Saint Raphael (New Haven, CT), and he performed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Nerlinger attended the University of Notre Dame on the William Reilly Scholarship, Notre Dame’s sole full tuition academic scholarship awarded annually to the outstanding freshman applicant. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science dual degree in Mathematics and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Letters Honors Program, and his senior thesis, a philosophical novel, received the Notre Dame Honors Program senior thesis prize.