Friday, January 21, 2011

Featured physician executive: William R. Shanahan, Jr., M.D., J.D.

This week's "Featured physician executive" is William R. Shanahan, Jr., M.D., J.D.

You can find information about him on Forbes and BusinessWeek. Here's his bio from the Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. website.

William R. Shanahan, Jr., M.D., J.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

William Shanahan, William R. Shanahan, Jr., M.D., J.D., has served as our Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since March 2004. Dr. Shanahan served as Chief Medical Officer for Tanox, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2000 to March 2004; in various positions at Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1994 to 2000, most recently as Vice President, Drug Development; as Director, Clinical Research for Pfizer Central Research, a pharmaceutical company, from 1989 to 1994; and in various positions at Searle Research & Development, a pharmaceutical company subsequently acquired by Pfizer, from 1986 to 1989, most recently as Director, Clinical Research. Dr. Shanahan holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and a J.D. from Loyola University, Chicago.

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