Bryan Wahl, MD

General Counsel & Business Development Head, Tarsus

Bryan is the General Counsel and also heads Business Development at Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., bringing 17 years of legal experience and 23 years of medical experience, as both a legal counselor and medical practitioner. Prior to joining Tarsus, Bryan was a Partner at Knobbe Martens, LLP, where he focused on intellectual property protection, infringement studies, and due diligence for financings and strategic transactions, specifically with respect to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Bryan counseled clients from the pre-Series A stage through exit, including Tarsus, which has been one of his clients since shortly after it was founded. In addition to his law practice, Bryan has practiced inpatient internal medicine since 2002, most recently as a per diem hospitalist with Kaiser Permanente, caring for patients both on hospital wards and in the ICU. Prior to joining Knobbe Martens, Bryan entered medical school after one undergraduate year, and received his medical degree with honors from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1999. He completed an internal medicine residency in the UCLA-affiliated Cedars-Sinai Medical Center program in Los Angeles in 2002, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Bryan earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2005.