Eric J. Topol
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. Elected, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, 2004. Voted Most Influential Physician Executive in the US in 2012, Modern Healthcare. Thomson Reuters ISI "Doctor of the Decade" for top 10 in medicine citations. University of Michigan endowed Topol Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2011.
Dr. Topol's principal scientific focus has been on the genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine—and the power that brings to individuals to drive the future of medicine.
In 2016, Topol was awarded a $207M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, a one million American prospective research program. Prior to coming to lead STSI in 2007, where he is the principal investigator of a flagship $33M NIH grant, he led the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care and was the founder of a new medical school there. Besides editing several textbooks, he has published two bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now.