by Rachad Davis
March 2, 2017
Author, The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine; and Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Eric Topol is a Professor of Genomics at the Scripps Research Institute, the Founder and Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). As a researcher, he has published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 170,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine (Thomson Reuters ISI, “Doctor of the Decade”).
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 $207 M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the 1 million American All of Us prospective research program. Prior to coming to lead Scripps STSI in 2007, for which he is founder and 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. He has been voted as the #1 most Influential physician leader in the United States in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. Besides editing several textbooks, he has published 2 bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now.