Dr. Frank L. Douglas, PhD, MD ’66

THEVAX Genetics Vaccine Company
Retired CEO


Dr. Frank L. Douglas is an award-winning and longtime veteran in the field of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Earning a B.S. in Engineering from Lehigh University in 1966, Douglas went on to earn a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and M.D. from Cornell University. He completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. 

He recently served as CEO of THEVAX Genetics Vaccine Company, where he led a company that uses immunotherapy to address virus-induced tumors and infections in patients to improve quality of life and longevity. Douglas was born and raised in Guyana during a time of great political unrest and, as a result, was unable to obtain the required funds needed to attend University. In his book, “Defining moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream,” Douglas explains how he was offered a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of his choice in the United States of America; Lehigh University would be his final choice.