Founder & Executive VP, Scripps Research Institute
A titan in the field of medicine, Eric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice President of Scripps Research. He has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 320,000 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 individualized medicine using genomic, digital and A.I. tools. He authored three bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now, and Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again. A versatile figure, Topol's roles range from a cardiologist to principal investigator on two large NIH grants, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, and founder of the Lerner College of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, Topol is Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, publishes the Substack newsletter “Ground Truths, “and maintains a strong presence on social media on Twitter (@erictopol) with over 680,000 followers.