Chief Executive

Doug Given

Doug is an internist and infectious diseases doctor with a PhD in virology, a serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. Over the course of his career, he has developed deep expertise in biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, specialty medical products and healthcare innovation. Doug has directly participated in the development of more than 15 top-selling drugs, biologics, diagnostics, imaging agents and medical devices. He was involved in R&D portfolio management at Lilly, was responsible for integrating the Searle acquisition at Monsanto, chaired one of six therapeutic area development teams at Schering Plough and led Mallinckrodt’s corporate research and venture LP investments. Immediately prior to taking the leadership role at Health2047, Doug spent more than a decade as a partner at life sciences investor Bay City Capital.

Doug was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also a noted philanthropist and mentor, advising and sponsoring entrepreneurial programs and innovation funds at leading institutions like the University of Chicago, Wharton, Johns Hopkins, USC, the University of Texas and Houston Methodist Research Institute. Additionally, he assists leading universities on the public health front and serves as an advisor to the Harvard School of Public Health, the Stanford Medicine Community Council and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.