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“Passing on lessons learned is one of life’s greatest joys. Receiving others’ lessons is one of life’s greatest gifts.”

Doug is Managing Partner at Health2047 Capital Partners LLC. He served as Health2047 Inc.’s Chief Executive from its founding in August of 2015 until January 2018. Previously, Doug spent more than a decade in venture capital as an Investment Partner and General Partner at life sciences investor Bay City Capital LLC participating in five sequential life sciences general funds and two sector-specific funds; he was associated with the partnership from 1999-2015. A physician and medical scientist by background, Doug has been a global corporate and operating executive at Lilly, Monsanto, Schering Plough and Mallinckrodt and a serial entrepreneur, as well as a venture capitalist. In addition to a number of private companies, he led three public biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies as CEO.

Doug has served on more than 20 public and private boards. He is currently a Director at Health2047 Inc., Board Chair at Akiri Inc. and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc., Managing Partner at G5 Partners LLC, and serves on the board at First Mile Care Inc. and Vivaldi Biosciences Inc. He serves on advisory boards at the University of Chicago Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Stanford Medicine, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and The Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Doug received MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Clinical and Research Fellow in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Doug Given

Enjoying the second half.

Decades of experience have taught me to live a full and balanced life, doing what I enjoy while also helping others. After spending significant time in academia, pharma, life sciences and the venture capital community, I have arrived at a place where I can pass along both the learning and the values that have been sustaining for me.

No one is born wise. Wisdom comes from paying attention to your life experiences over time. I’ve worked in big companies, small companies, hospitals and universities. This breadth of work experience enables me to visualize solutions to problems from multiple perspectives. Chances are good that I’ve sat in your seat somewhere along the way.

I’m also a son a brother, a husband and a father, continuing along life’s journey and doing my best to help the people in my life find their best way forward. It is our responsibility to help future generations achieve their goals faster and go further than the generation that preceded them.

Please reach out if I can assist you,


Doug Given