Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2016

Donnie McGrath/Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr. Donnie McGrath is the vice president of business development at the Bristol-Myers Squibb company, where he leads an organization of medical professionals in support of the company’s in-licensing and mergers and acquisitions interests for all therapeutics areas and stages of development.

Born in the U.K. and raised in his father’s home county of Dublin, Donnie attended both University College Dublin, where he earned a degree in archaeology and sociology, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, where he acquired a medical degree in 1990. Growing up in Ireland, he says, taught him that the world needs “more scholars, fewer saints, and a better sense of humor.”

Donnie went on to become assistant professor of medicine at his postgraduate alma mater, Tufts University. His specialization in infectious diseases took him to South Africa in 2002, where he conducted research in HIV infection at the Africa Centre in KwaZulu Natal province. In 2004, the Africa Centre initiated the first district-wide H.I.V. treatment program in sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently, Donnie lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Michelle, and children, Tim and Molly.