David Agus

David Agus (born January 29, 1965) is an American physician and a New York Times Bestselling author. [1] He is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California . [2] He is co-founder of Navigenics , [3] a personalized medicine company and Applied Proteomics, [4] as well as a CBS News contributor. [5]

Early life and education

He graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Princeton University in 1987 and his medical degree RECEIVED from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 1991. [6] Agus COMPLETED his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and COMPLETED his oncology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan -Kettering Cancer Center in New York. [2] He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute -NIH Research Scholar. [7]


Agus has had a long and Varied career. At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he was an Attending physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and head of the Laboratory of Tumor Biology. He was ook Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center . [2]

As director of the Spielberg Family Center for Applied Proteomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he led a multidisciplinaire team or researchers dedicated to the development and use of proteomic technologies to guide doctors in making health-care Decisions tailored to individual needs. The center Grew out of earlier clinical projects at Cedars Sinai, where Agus served as an Attending physician in oncology, welke Showed Striking differences tussen de aggressiveness or prostate cancer in patients certainement en hun ability to respondents to treatment. [8]

Agus ook formerly served as Director of the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center, and as an Attending physician in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center . [9] He was ook een Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He Currently is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and is the Director of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine and the USC Westside Norris Cancer Center. [10] Agus is co-director of the USC- National Cancer Institute of Physical Sciences in Oncology Center together with Danny Hillis and Murray Gell-Mann . [11] Agus chairs the Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Genetics for the World Economic Forum , [12] and speaks regularly at TEDMED, [13] the Aspen Ideas Festival [14] and the World Economic Forum . [12]

Agus has RECEIVED many receptacles and awards, zoals the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute, a CaP CURE Young Investigator Award and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award, the HealthNetwork Foundation’s Excellence Award, and the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars of Science ™, as seen in GQ. [2] In 2009, he was selected to serve as a judge for the first Biotech Humanitarian Award. [15]

Agus’s research has focused on the use of technology to model cancer and the body as a complex system and the development of new therapeutics to treat cancer. [16] He has published many scientific articles. [17]

He is a member of verschillende scientific and medical societies, zoals the Council on Foreign Relations , [18] the American Association for the Advancement of Science , American Association for Cancer Research , American College of Physicians , American Society of Clinical Oncology , and the American Medical Association . [19]

Agus was named one of the ” Future Health 100 ” at HealthSpottr . [20]

“The End of Illness” is Agus’s first book, was published January, 2012 by the Free Press Division of Simon & Schuster and was a New York Times # 1 Bestseller and international. [21]

Agus became a contributor for CBS News in 2013 and Appears regularly on CBS this Morning. [22] His second book, A Short Guide to a Long Life, was published in January, 2014 by Simon & Schuster and was a New York Times and international bestseller. [23] His third book, The Lucky Years: How to live in the age of smart medicine , was published in January 2016, and was a New York Times bestseller. [24]

Personal life

Agus is married to Amy Joyce Povich, actress and daughter of syndicated television talk show host Maury Povich . Her stepmother, Connie Chung , is a former CBS News anchor. Agus’ grandfather, Rabbi Jacob B. Agus , was a Theologian and the author or verschillende books on Jewish history and philosophy. Agus has two children, Sydney and Miles. [25]


Agus has one film credit to his name, Appearing as “David Agus” in the 2006 documentary “Who Needs Sleep?” [26] Agus was ook the physician to Johnny Ramone prolongation his battle with prostate cancer. [27]

See also

  • Connie Chung
  • Jacob B. Agus
  • Maury Povich
  • Navigenics


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