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Eric Topol

Executive VP, Scripps Research
Professor, Molecular Medicine; Director & Founder, Scripps Research Translational Institute; Senior Consultant, Scripps Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases; The Gary and Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine
Department of Molecular Medicine

Scripps Research Joint Appointments

Scripps Research Translational Institute
Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Research Focus

Eric Topol has published over 1300 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 300,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on the use of genomic and digital data, along with artificial intelligence, to individualize medicine. He is also a practicing cardiologist.

He authored three bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now, and Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again. Topol is the principal investigator to two large NIH grants, the All of Us Research Program that supports precision medicine and a Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) Award that promotes innovation in medicine. He was the founder of a new medical school at Cleveland Clinic (Lerner College of Medicine), was commissioned by the UK to lead a review of their National Health Service, and is active clinically as a cardiologist. Additionally, Topol is Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, publishes the Substack newsletter “Ground Truths, “and maintains a strong presence on social media on Twitter (@erictopol) with over 675,000 followers.

Scripps Research Translational Institute

Twitter Feed: @EricTopol

Substack - Ground Truths


M.D. (Medicine), University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1979
B.A. (Biomedicine), University of Virginia, 1975

Professional Experience

2007-2017 Professor of Genomics, Molecular and Experimental Medicine (MEM), Scripps Research
2003-2006 Professor of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University
1991-2006 Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
2002-2005 Founder and Provost, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
2000-2005 Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic
1985-1991 Professor with Tenure, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
1982-1985 Cardiology Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
1979-1982 Internal Medicine Resident, University of California, San Francisco

Awards & Professional Activities

Elected to Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
Simon Dack Award, American College of Cardiology
Andreas Gruntzig Award, European Society of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars
American Association of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Investigation
American Heart Association, Top 10 Research Advances (2001, 2004)
Top 10 Most Cited Researchers in Medicine, Doctor of the Decade, Institute for Scientific Information, Thomson Reuters 

Selected Publications

Topol, Eric J. High-performance medicine: the convergence of human and artificial intelligence. Nature Medicine 2019, 25, 44-56.

Topol, Eric Deep Medicine. 2019.

Rajpurkar, Pranav; Chen, Emma; Banerjee, Oishi; Topol, Eric J. AI in health and medicine. 2022, 28, 31-38.

Acosta, Juliá N.; Falcone, Guido J.; Rajpurkar, Pranav; Topol, Eric J. Multimodal biomedical AI. 2022, 28, 1773-1784.

Krishnan, Rayan; Rajpurkar, Pranav; Topol, Eric J. Self-supervised learning in medicine and healthcare. 2022, 6, 1346-1352.

Moor, Michael; Banerjee, Oishi; Abad, Zahra Shakeri Hossein; Krumholz, Harlan M.; Leskovec, Jure; Topol, Eric J.; Rajpurkar, Pranav Foundation models for generalist medical artificial intelligence. 2023, 616, 259-265.