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David Agus: Biography at a Glance

  • Professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Founding director of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
  • International 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 Navigenics and Applied Proteomics.
  • Appeared on PBS’s "Tavis Smiley" and is a frequent contributor to CBS News
World-Renowned Doctor & Author

David Agus is one of the world’s leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. Over the past twenty-five years, he has received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies, which continue to change the perception of health and empower people around the world to maintain healthy lives.

An international leader in personalized healthcare, Dr. Agus co-founded several revolutionary companies including Navigenics, a personalized medicine company, and Applied Proteomics.

Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California, where he is the founding director of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He serves as a CBS News contributor and also has leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations.

Dr. Agus’ first book called "The End of Illness" was published in 2012 and is a New York Times #1 and international bestseller and was the subject of a PBS series. His most recent books "A Short Guide to a Long Life" and "The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health" are also New York Times and international bestsellers.

David Agus graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in molecular biology in 1987, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health for two years.


“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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