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David Agus        

Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California, Co-Founder of Navigenics & Author of "The End of Illness"

David B. Agus is one of the world's leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers.

He is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering. He is the founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC.

A medical oncologist, Dr. Agus leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the development and use of technologies to guide doctors in making health-care decisions tailored to individual needs.

An international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, Dr. Agus serves in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and other prestigious organizations. 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 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Speech Topics


The End of Illness

Dr. Agus offers insights and access to breathtaking and powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine in our generation. In the course of offering recommendations, he emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that’s “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that so that we can individually create a plan to live longer. This groundbreaking approach will change not only how we care for ourselves but also how we develop the next generation of treatments and cures.

Health as a Complex System

Dr. Agus will give a framework for understanding the body as a complex emergent system and how that fits into the big picture of health.

Worldwide Status of Health Care and Technology

This talk is geared to a more global view than just US. Dr. Agus will discuss some of the major obstacles facing health on both a local and international level.

Future Health 2020 - A Vision for Personal and Corporate Health in the Next Decade

Healthcare is at a remarkable inflection point and advances are happening at a rapid pace, like never before. Dr. Agus will explain the landscape and the advances and discuss a program for the individual and corporation to benefit from these advances.

News


‘Lucky Years’ Author Dr. David Agus Points to the Next Big Things in Health Care
Sky-high drug prices and rising insurance premiums may be grabbing the news headlines, but it's the breakthroughs in medical technology that are making this an exciting time for health care, said Dr. David Agus, author of The Lucky Years. "We are radically changing health care, and a lot of it is through data and technologies to identify which patient should take which drug, which in the long run makes us healthier and lowers costs. Dr. Agus' previous books include The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life. He is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California, and heads its Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine.
New cancer studies may impact prevention and treatment - CBS ...
CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus, an oncologist who leads Westside Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, discussed the importance of ...
Dr. David Agus - CBS News
Dr. David Agus is a CBS News contributor, reporting on a broad range of medical topics for the division's broadcasts. He joined CBS News in May 2013 and has ...

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