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Leslie Saxon    

Executive Director & Founder of the USC Center for Body Computing

An interventional cardiologist, Leslie Saxon, MD is a professor of medicine and clinical scholar at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She specializes in wirelessly connected implantable and wearable devices that treat and diagnose heart conditions and prevent sudden death. Board-certified in cardiology, electrophysiology and heart failure, Saxon has authored more than 100 articles in various medical journals. She is an active member of several organizations and is a fellow at the Heart Rhythm Society.

Saxon is also the executive director of the internationally acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing (CBC). The CBC is a place for all USC schools, including medicine, engineering, business and cinematic arts, to form interdisciplinary relationships and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine. Saxon participates in the preclinical and clinical development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness and performance. Her active research programs involve connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. She leverages her clinical expertise to develop device models and software solutions that offer engaging user feedback–based real-time physiologic data.

Saxon has spoken at various forums, including TEDMED, SXSW and WIRED Health. She is regularly quoted in popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC and Fast Company.


Meet The Doctor Who Wants Facebook To Have Access To ...

Leslie Saxon wants to know what your heart rate is. Saxon is a cardiologist and Founder/Executive Director of The USC Center for Body Computing, leading an ...

New photo-sharing health app from USC Center for Body ...

Researchers at the USC CBC led by Dr. Leslie Saxon will use Biogram to collect heart data along with other biometric information such as weight and steps ...

Hologram House Calls And The Virtual Future Of Health Care

To open the 9th annual USC Body Computing Conference held earlier this month, Dr. Leslie Saxon, a cardiologist and the conference's founder, screened a short video for a mixed crowd of technologists and medical specialists...

SXSW 2015: Dr. Leslie Saxon on the Implantable Future

You'd be hard-pressed to find a consumer tech company that isn't selling a wearable device, or at least thinking about it. Whether for health or fitness, plenty of people are strapping on sensors to gather data...

Health apps: Unlimited promise or 'like having a really bad doctor'

Dr. Leslie Saxon, cardiologist and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, said there's "unbelievable potential" for these new technologies to save lives.

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