Friday, November 4, 2011

Featured Physician Executive: Dr. Douglass Given

This week, our featured physician executive is Dr. Douglass Given. The following information about Dr. Given is from the Arrowhead Research Corporation website:

Dr. Douglass Given is a biotechnology industry executive and investor with extensive experience in founding, operating, and financing companies for the successful development and commercialization of innovative technologies. Dr. Given is Chairman and CEO of Vivaldi Biosciences Inc., Chairman of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and an Investment Partner at Bay City Capital LLC.



Dr. Given was formerly CEO and a director of NeoRx Corp., Corporate Sr. Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Mallinckrodt Inc., and CEO and a director of Progenitor Inc. and Mercator Genetics Inc. He held positions as Vice President at Schering Plough Research Institute, Vice President at Monsanto/G.D. Searle Research Laboratories, and Medical Advisor at Lilly Research Laboratories.

Dr. Given's current association with Bay City Capital spans ten years, during which he has taken a leading role in identifying promising technology opportunities and creating value through company formation, development, and strategic transactions. Bay City Capital is a premier life sciences venture capital investment firm representing $1.6 billion in capital invested in over 85 companies. Dr. Given is also Chairman of the Visiting Committee to the Medical Center, Division of Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, a member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advisory Board, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative. Dr. Given holds an MD with honors and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was a fellow in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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