Eric Topol, MD
Founder & Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Executive Vice President, Scripps Research
Eric Topol is Professor, Molecular Medicine, Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research, and Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. He has published over 1300 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 300,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on the use of genomic and digital data, along with artificial intelligence, to individualize medicine. He is a practicing cardiologist.
In 2016, Topol was awarded a $207M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine (All of Us) Initiative, a prospective research program enrolling 1 million diverse participants in the US. This is in addition to his role as principal investigator for a flagship $35M NIH CTSA grant to promote innovation in medicine. Prior to coming to Scripps in 2007, he led the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care and was the founder of a new medical school there. Topol was commissioned by the UK 2018-2019 to lead planning for the National Health Service’s integration of AI and new technologies. He has published 3 bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now and latest Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.