At a Glance

David Agus : Biography at a Glance

  • David Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Founding Director and CEO of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
  • International and New York Times # 1 best-selling author of "The End of Illness," "The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health," and "A Short Guide to a Long Life"
  • Founded Sensei, Ronin, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics.
  • Contributor, CBS News and appears on national media regularly

David B. Agus is one of the world's leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. He is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering. He is the founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. 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 new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, Dr. Agus serves in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and other prestigious organizations. He is also a CBS News contributor. Dr. Agus’ three books “The End of Illness”, “A 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. He is a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


David was fantastic. The group thoroughly enjoyed his keynote. I heard people talking about it throughout the day! Thank you so much for all of your help in confirming him for our event. I look forward to working with you in the future!


Dr. Agus was a big hit at GRMA last week. Several people did not even wait for the end of the conference to order books for their departments and in one case the whole company. He made quite an impression.


Dr. Agus was spot on with his message and really resonated with the crowd…one of the best healthcare speakers I have ever watched. I do not believe we could of gotten a better speaker. We greatly appreciate your help in identifying the right people.

MedeAnalytics Health Plan Solutions

The event was a great success. Dr. Agus was a spectacular and honorable speaker and co-chair at the event. The audience was completed impressed and inspired by his astute and cutting edge speech and commentaries. He is a true leader in changes and we are very grateful to have him join our event. Thank you for the collaboration and we hope to have future opportunity to work with Dr. Agus again.


Dr. Agus was amazing. He gave an amazing evidence-based talk, answered questions, was funny and personable and did not dumb anything down for our audience. He was a rock star. We hope that he had a good experience.

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Agus was a hit tonight. Active member engagement, lots of ground covered, hardly any need for a moderator.

World 50

Dr. David Agus was terrific. We would definitely recommend him.

Carlyle Group
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