Scripps Health, The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Eric J. Topol has had a distinguished career as a cardiologist, researcher and professor of medicine at esteemed medical and academic institutions across the country. He currently is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, a National Institutes of Health funded program of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium focused on advancing individualized medicine. He is the Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, a Senior Consultant cardiologist practitioner at Scripps Clinic and a Professor of Translational Genomics at the Scripps Research Institute.
Dr. Topol trained at the University of Rochester; the University of California, San Francisco; and Johns Hopkins, and was a tenured professor at the University of Michigan for six years before starting at Cleveland Clinic. In 2001, he was a founder and provost of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chief Academic Officer of the Cleveland Clinic. He is the program director for the flagship NIH $18 Million grant for a Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR) on the molecular determinants of coronary artery disease. A renowned lecturer and author of more than 960 original scientific publications, Dr. Topol edits two major cardiology textbooks, The Textbook of Interventional Cardiology (5th edition) and The Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (3rd edition). He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. He was also named a “Doctor of the Decade” by the Institute for Scientific Information, for his standing among the top 10 most-cited researchers in medicine.