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David B. Agus, MD

Title(s)Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Phone+1 310 272 7640
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    Title(s)Director, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC

    Title(s)Director, USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine


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    American Cancer Society1996  - 2001Physician Research Award
    Sloan-Kettering Institute1996Clinical Scholar Award
    American Cancer Society1994Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award
    HealthNetwork Foundation2008Excellence Award
    Geoffrey Beene Foundation2009Rock Stars of Science™
    Biotech Humanitarian Award2009Selected Judge
    USC Association of Trojan Leagues2013Outstanding Service Award
    American College of Physicians2016Fellow
    Ellis Island Medal of Honor2017Medalist

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    Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and the founding director of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.   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, and directs a National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences in Oncology Center at USC.  He is a medical oncologist and the co-founder of several personalized medicine companies. Dr. Agus is an international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, serving in 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 best seller and was the subject of a PBS series, and 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. Dr. Agus graduated cum laude with honors in molecular biology from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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    (PQB6)An Integrative Computational and Bioengineered Tissue Model of Metastasis
    NIH/NCI R01CA180149Sep 5, 2013 - Jul 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer
    NIH/NCI P50CA092131Jul 1, 2001 - Jun 30, 2013
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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