April 21st 2022

Dr. David Agus

Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering, and the founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physicians and the co-founder of several pioneering personalised medicine companies.

A medical oncologist, Dr. Agus leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the development and use of technologies to guide doctors in making healthcare decisions tailored to individual needs. An international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalised healthcare, Dr. Agus serves in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and the Global Health Security Consortium. He is also a CBS News contributor. Dr. Agus’ three books “The End of Illness”, “A Short Guide to a Long Life” and “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health” are all New York Times and international bestsellers. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

After earning his BA from Princeton University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his medical residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and an oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

He is presently working on his fourth book, tentatively called “Deep into Nature: What We Can Learn from the Tree of Life”.