Eric J. TopolMD
Eric Topol, a professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, is an executive vice president at Scripps Research and the founder and director of Scripps Research Translational Institute (previously Scripps Translational Science Institute). His work melds genomics, big data, and both information technologies and digital health technologies to advance the promise of personalized medicine.
Topol earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester and, after additional training at the University of California, San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins University, went to the University of Michigan where he became a tenured professor. Subsequently, as chief of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic, he founded a new medical school and led the organization to become the #1 center for heart care in the nation.