Stephen MacDonald, PhD, MBA
Bio/Med Investor Network
Managing Director


Dr. MacDonald serves as the Managing Director for the Bio/Med Investor Network. In this role, he oversees network-wide projects ranging from planning and executing numerous events, marketing campaigns, and coordinating all logistics for the network and its members.

A long-time member of Georgia Bio and the Georgia life sciences community, Dr. MacDonald came to Atlanta in 2000 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University.  He has spent most of this career as a registered patent agent and patent consultant with 15 years of experience in the life sciences sector.  His experience includes evaluating and prosecuting early stage intellectual property and advising small to large sized companies on patent prosecution, due diligence and commercialization strategy. His unique background speaking the languages of science, business and law, positions him to engage with Georgia’s life sciences industry and be a highly effective member of the Bio/Med Investor Network.

Dr. MacDonald was an original founder of Georgia Bio’s Emerging Leaders Network and was awarded Georgia Bio’s Emerging Leader of the Year award in 2008.   He has chaired the Southeast BIO sponsorship committee since 2014, and has been a board trustee of the Ron Clark Academy and chair of their Board governance subcommittee since 2011. 

Dr. MacDonald received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Manitoba, and conducted post-doctoral research at Emory University School of Medicine. He has an MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.