Eric Topol

Eric Topol is founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute (SRTI); professor of molecular medicine; and executive vice president of Scripps Research. Prior to coming to lead SRTI in 2007, he led the Cleveland Clinic and there founded a new medical school. Dr. Topol is author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now, and Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Health Care Human Again. He has published many peer-reviewed articles, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top ten most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on the genomic and digital tools to individualized medicine — and the power that brings to individuals to drive the future of medicine. In 2016, Dr. Topol was awarded a grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine All of Us Initiative, a prospective research program that aims to enroll one million participants in the U.S. He was voted the most influential physician leader in the U.S. in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Topol earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a medical degree from the University of Rochester.