July 10, 2020

How Personal Tech Changes Outcomes

How Personal Tech Changes Outcomes

Can technology improve healthcare, even without the in-person relationship? Telemedicine has seen an explosion of utilization due to the pandemic. On this episode, we explore the countless new technologies that are changing healthcare as we know it. Dr. Bob speaks with Dr. Eric Topol on advances in artificial intelligence and personalized medicine. And Kate interviews a woman with metastatic breast cancer on the healthcare disparities that impact African American women. 


Eric Topol, M.D. Executive VP, Scripps Research

Dr. Eric Topol is a physician-scientist, cardiologist, and author, with over forty years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Topol has conducted extensive research in personalized medicine, which analyzes a patient’s biological makeup to pinpoint an appropriate treatment plan. He has also written three best-selling books on technology and the future of medicine. 

Currently, Dr. Topol serves as Executive Vice President at Scripps Research. In 2007, he founded Scripps Research Translational Institute, where he now serves as director. The Translational Institute seeks to combine advances in human genomic research with wireless technological developments to promote individualized approaches to healthcare. 

Due to his research achievements, Dr. Topol is one of the top ten most cited researchers in medicine. A 2012 poll conducted by Modern Healthcare ranked him as the most influential physician leader in America. 

Dr. Topol earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedicine from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Dr. Eric Topol

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