Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
Eric Topol is director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and professor of genomics at The Scripps Research Institute. He has more than 1,100 original peer-reviewed publications, and has edited more than 30 books, including his first book for consumers, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine." He has been an innovator in wireless medicine and is a co-founder and vice chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute. In 2011, the University of Michigan initiated the Eric Topol Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine to recognize his contributions, and the University of Rochester awarded him the Hutchinson Medal, the university's highest honor. Topol was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" in 2011. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is one of the 10 most cited researchers in medicine.