Dr William Douglas Figg received a BS in pharmacy from Samford University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University. He completed his internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and his fellowship in Drug Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also received an MBA degree from a combined program at Columbia University and the London Business School. He has received two honorary degrees: BS from Georgetown College and a Doctor of Science from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr Figg joined the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in 1992. The following year, he became head of the Molecular Pharmacology Section and the Clinical Pharmacology Program. His research has focused on using pharmacological principles to optimize the treatment of cancer. Dr Figg has over 725 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been cited in the scientific literature over 45,000 times. As a measure of scientific impact, Dr Figg has an H-index of 114.
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