Dr. David B. Agus is one of the world’s leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. He is the founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California.  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 global health and approaches for personalized healthcare, Dr. Agus serves in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and is co-chair of the Global Health Security Consortium. He is also a CBS News contributor. Dr. Agus’ three books The End of IllnessA 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, with a new book, The Book of Animal Secrets: Nature’s Lessons for a Long and Happy Life, set for release in March 2023.  He is a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

He lives in California with his wife, two children, and their dog, Georgie.


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