Doug Edgeton brings extensive executive-level experience in health care from major academic medical centers, research park development and business administration, including an emphasis on community service.
Throughout his career, Doug has managed both human resources (talent) and facilities, helping them work in concert to create the right ecosystem for organizational growth. This approach led to more efficient organizations, faster technology transfer and better patient care. Edgeton continues this transformative approach at NCBiotech, targeting state investment and staff expertise to help North Carolina’s life science companies grow, create jobs, and bring life-changing technologies to market.
At Wake Forest University, Edgeton held senior executive, administrative and financial roles with the medical school and health system. Early in his tenure, he and his team developed a strategic planning process and implemented business management principles for the medical school. This laid the business case for the Piedmont Triad Research Park and the integration of Wake Forest’s medical school and North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
He directed development of the 230-acre PTRP, and was named president of what is now Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. This included managing from concept-to-completion the renovation of two tobacco production facilities into Wake Forest Biotech Place, completed in 2012. The public-private partnership between the university, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the federal government created cutting-edge research space and incubator facilities for startup companies.
Following those successes, he joined NCBiotech in 2012 as senior vice president for financial planning and development.
Prior to joining Wake Forest, Edgeton served as associate dean for administration and finance at the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB. Edgeton received his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and MBA and MPH degrees