Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Eric J. Topol, M.D.Eric J. Topol, M.D., is a professor of genetics at The Scripps Research Institute, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine at Scripps Health, and senior consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Scripps Clinic. Before joining Scripps, Topol held leadership roles at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, founded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and served as its provost. His research is on individualized medicine, using the genome and digital technologies to understand each person at the biologic, physiologic granular level to determine appropriate therapies and prevention. In addition to having more than 1,140 original publications in scientific journals to his credit, Topol has authored several textbooks, book chapters, and two books: The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care and The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands. Topol holds a B.A. in biomedicine from the University of Virginia. He earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester.