Dr. Currien MacDonald is the chair of WCG IRB panel 1 and contributes to biosafety reviews for WCG’s institutional biosafety committee. Prior to joining WIRB, Dr. MacDonald served for four years as the medical director for Aspire IRB, another WCG company, and vice-chair of Canadian REB.
After graduating top of his class from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. MacDonald completed a rigorous family medicine residency program as chief resident. He then delivered primary care for five years in San Diego, CA. After that period, he served as a medical consultant to the University of California, San Diego on a groundbreaking prisoner healthcare reform project.
Dr. MacDonald completed certification programs in clinical trials administration and medical acupuncture. He is also a certified IRB professional (CIP) with Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the national organization for the protection of human subjects in research. In addition, Dr. MacDonald is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, and the American Medical Writers Association.