Eric Topol, cardiologist, geneticist, and researcher, discusses harnessing information into action at Wired Health Conference: Living By Numbers.
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute;
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute
in conversation with THOMAS GOETZ
Thomas Goetz is executive editor of WIRED magazine and author of the book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. Since Goetz joined WIRED in 2001, the magazine has been nominated for 18 National Magazine awards and has won nine times, including the top award for General Excellence three times. His cover stories at WIRED have been selected for both the Best American Science Writing and the Best Technology Writing anthologies. Before joining WIRED, Goetz held posts at the Village Voice, then at the Wall Street Journal, and The Industry Standard.
Eric Topol is a practicing physician and one of the world’s foremost medical researchers. As head of cardiology, he led the Cleveland Clinic to become the number one heart care center in the US and in 2002 founded the clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine. In 2006 he became director of the new Scripps Translational Science Institute, devoted to advancing gene-based individualized medicine and real-time digital health monitoring. He also serves as chief academic officer of Scripps Health. Topol has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was voted the most influential physician-executive in the US in a 2012 Modern Healthcare poll. GQ magazine has named him one of 12 “Rock Stars of Science.” His book The Creative Destruction of Medicine was published this year.
Eric Topol, Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, introduces the coming future of biotechnology. Topol declares that soon sensors, powered by our bloodstream, will be able to analyze potential health dangers in our bodies.