Eric Topol, MD
Dr. Topol serves as Scientific Adviser at Tempus. He is the Executive VP and Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and the Founder and Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). As a researcher, he has published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles. His principal scientific focus has been on the genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine—and the power that brings to individuals who are driving the future of medicine.
In 2016, Dr. Topol was awarded a $207M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, a one million American prospective research program. Prior to coming to lead STSI in 2007, where he is the 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. Dr. Topol received his bachelor’s degree in biomedicine from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and his medical degree from the University of Rochester