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2003 - Douglas Fisher

As a medical student pursuing an MBA, Doug Fisher planned to combine his interests in business and medicine as CEO of a hospital.  But a summer internship with drug maker Centocor prompted Doug to focus his day-to-day work on the business of medicine, in the interest of helping more patients than he thought he might as a physician.

Today, as a principal at InterWest Partners, Doug is putting his medical and business expertise to work for early stage health care companies, from structuring investments to serving in leadership roles.  As interim CEO of a startup diagnostics company, Integrated Diagnostics, Doug put together an investor syndicate and licensing agreements for the young company, which develops blood tests for central nervous system disorders and certain types of cancer—potentially sparing patients more expensive, invasive procedures.

Doug found his first Siebel Scholars Conference—on stem cell research—not only was relevant to his studies, but also introduced him to Scholars with similar professional interests and commitment to social impact.  His experience prompted him to co-found the Siebel Scholars advisory board to help foster the sense of community within the ever-expanding group.

Doug received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from Wharton.  His work with early-stage ventures has further sharpened his interest in medical innovation and passion for the greater good, and he anticipates that his career path may eventually involve working in public policy or industry regulation.