Thrive Earlier Detection has made three new appointments. Sam Asgarian is its new chief medical officer, Frank Diehl its executive vice president of product solutions, and Dina Ciarimboli has joined the firm full time as chief legal officer following an interim role as general counsel.
Asgarian, who will lead the firm's medical strategy, including the integration of its CancerSEEK early detection test into routine medical care, was most recently vice president of CVS Health’s Transformation Health Product organization. Asgarian joined CVS as part of the Aetna acquisition, having served as the chief medical officer of Aetna'sclinical services organization, overseeing medical management and clinical policy operations. He holds a BA in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in medical sciences from Loyola University Chicago, an MD from Tulane University, and an MBA from Cornell University.
Diehl is a globally recognized leader in cancer biology and detection who has pioneered the use of circulating tumor DNA to detect and track the progression of cancer. In 2008, he co-founded liquid biopsy fir Inostics, where he served as chief scientific officer through its acquisition by Sysmex, ultimately becoming CEO of Sysmex Inostics. Diehl completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins University and worked in the laboratory of Thrive co-founders Bert Vogelstein and Kenneth Kinzler. He holds a PhD in molecular pathology from Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany.
Ciarimboli, prior to joining Thrive full time, was general counsel at Third Rock Ventures. Before that, she served as general counsel to several venture capital firms focused on early stage investing in various industries including biotech, diagnostics, medical devices, and healthcare services. Earlier, she served as an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP and as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ciarimboli holds a BA in accounting and philosophy from Boston College and completed a JD at Boston College School of Law.