Tara Butler

Tara Butler, MD

Managing Director

Ascension Ventures


Tara Butler came to Ascension Ventures in 2002 after completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis. She primarily focuses on investments in the medical device and diagnostics sector. Tara has been a board member or observer at several Ascension Ventures portfolio companies, including Apama Medical, Augmenix, CHF Solutions, Confluent Surgical, CSA Medical, EBR Systems, EKOS Corporation, HemoSphere, Imperative Care, Instylla, Ivantis, MindFrame, Neurolutions, Ocular Therapeutix (NASD:OCUL), Stereotaxis (NASD:STXS) and TomoTherapy (NASD:TOMO).

Prior to attending medical school, she held positions in business development at Medtronic, in finance at Honeywell and as a laboratory research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She holds a BS in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.