Garheng Kong, M.D., PhD, MBA

Founder/Managing Partner

HealthQuest Capital


A physician, scientist, and engineer by training, Garheng has over two decades of experience investing in innovative companies in all areas of healthcare and has led over 33 companies to successful exits (IPO and M&A).

Garheng is the Managing Partner and Founder of HealthQuest Capital, a private asset firm that currently provides growth capital to transformative companies that are improving value in the healthcare system. Prior to founding HealthQuest, Garheng was a partner at Intersouth Partners and Sofinnova Investments, and has also spent time at GlaxoSmithKline and McKinsey, and as a CEO of two healthcare companies.

Garheng also serves as Lead Director of LabCorp (LH) and on the boards of Xeris Biopharma Holdings (XERS), Be The Match, Duke University Medical Center, Dell Children’s Foundation, UT President’s Commercial Advisory Board, and the Austin Healthcare Council Board. He is an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, Kauffman Fellows Mentor, and member of YPO.

Garheng received undergraduate degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Stanford, while on an athletic scholarship, and earned MD, PhD and MBA degrees from Duke University.