David Agus Biography
David B. Agus is an American physician and author who serves as a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering. He is also the Founding Director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.
Furthermore, he is also the co-founder of several personalized medicine companies and a contributor to CBS News on health topics.
David Agus Age and Birthday
David is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born on 29 January 1965 in the United States. David celebrates his birthday on 29 January every year.
David Agus Height and Weight
Agus stands at an average height of 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a weight of 68 kilograms. However, his body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
David Agus Family, Parents, and Siblings
David was born and raised by his parents in the United States. However, he has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
David Agus Wife
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. The couple is blessed with two beautiful children.
David Agus Education
David graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Princeton University 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 completed his oncology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
David Agus Career
At the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, he leads a team researching prevention and treatments for cancer. He also maintains an oncology practice to apply his team’s research discoveries to the patients under his care. 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 also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center. As director of the Spielberg Family Center for Applied Proteomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he led a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the development and use of proteomic technologies to guide doctors in making healthcare 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, which observed striking differences between the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in certain patients and their ability to respond to treatment. Formerly, he also 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. He was also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Currently, he is the Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and is the CEO and Founding Director of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. Agus chairs the Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Genetics for the World Economic Forum and speaks regularly at TEDMED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Economic Forum. He is a member of several scientific and medical societies, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Agus became a contributor for CBS News in 2013 and appears regularly on CBS This Morning and other CBS News platforms
In 2021, Agus and the Ellison Institute launched the Global Health Security Consortium, a joint global effort with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and Sir John Bell and a team of scientists at the University of Oxford, focused on finding ways to track and treat COVID-19 and prevent future pandemics. Agus has received many honors and awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, and a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute.
David Agus Net worth and Salary
Agus has an approximated net worth ranging from $ 1 million-$ 6 million dollars as of 2023. He also earns an average salary of between $ 82,000 to $ 100,000.
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