Karim Helmy is a Managing Director focused on the Healthcare sector for the private equity team. Prior to joining Viking in 2020, Karim was a Vice President at Venrock, where he focused on venture-stage healthcare investments, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in the Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Practice. Karim received a joint M.D./Ph.D. from New Jersey Medical School and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Before medical school, he worked in discovery research at Genentech. Karim received a B.S. in biology from Stanford University.