Gross, Phill
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Phill Gross

  • Managing Director, Adage Capital Management

Phill Gross has followed the healthcare therapeutics industry for over 36 years and is a Co-Founder of Adage Capital Management, L.P. serving as Managing Director and Healthcare Portfolio Manager at the firm. Prior to founding Adage, he was a Healthcare and Retail Analyst, Equity Research Director, and Partner at the Harvard Management Co., Inc. during his 18 years there.

 Phill received his B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1982 and his M.S. in investments in 1983. He is a former member of the UW Foundation Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the Steve Hawk Center for Applied Securities Analysis Advisory Board and the Nicolas Center for Applied Corporate Finance Advisory Board at Wisconsin. Phill received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW Business School in 2006 and from the UW Alumni Association in 2019.

In the area of philanthropy, Phill is a founder of Strategic Grant Partners (, a consortium of family foundations that is working to affect systemic change in the areas of education and family services in Massachusetts. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Youth Enrichment Services ( a Boston-based agency that engages urban kids in outdoor activities such a skiing, hiking and track. Phill is also a member of the United States Skiing and Snowboard Association Board of Trustees and vice-chair of the their Investment Committee and is a member of the T2 Foundation Board of Directors (

Phill is a Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and chairs the Trustee Science Committee.  

Phill also serves on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and is a member of the Medical School’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

the Future of Medicine and AI

May 11–13, 2020 | Boston, MA