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|David Agus, M.D.|
Agus at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
January 29, 1965 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
|Institutions||Navigenics, University of Southern California, CBS News|
|Known for||Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California, co-founder of Navigenics, co-founder of Applied Proteomics, New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life, and a CBS News contributor.|
David Agus (born January 29, 1965) is an American physician and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is co-founder of Navigenics, a personalized medicine company and Applied Proteomics, as well as a CBS News contributor.
Early life and education
He graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Princeton University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1991. Agus completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed his oncology fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar.
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 also 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 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, which showed striking differences between the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in certain patients and their ability to respond to treatment.
Agus 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).
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. Agus is co-Director of the USC-National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences in Oncology Center together with Danny Hillis. Dr. 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.
Agus has received many honors and awards, including 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. In 2009, he was selected to serve as a judge for the first Biotech Humanitarian Award.
He is a member of several scientific and medical societies, including the Council on Foreign Relations, 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.
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 of several books on Jewish history and philosophy. Agus has two children, Sydney and Miles.
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Interviews, articles and podcasts
- "A discussion about Personal Genetics", Charlie Rose, July 29, 2008.
- "Navigenics video", Navigenics, Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- "Cancer care is a team effort", YouTube, Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- "David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer", TED, Filmed October 2009.
- "Interview with Murray Gell-Mann at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival on New Approaches to Cancer", Aspen Ideas Festival, July, 2010.
- "New York Times, The 2000-year old wonder drug", New York Times, Op-Ed, 2012.
- "The Daily Show with John Stewart, David Agus interview", The Daily Show, interview, 2012.
- "A discussion about The End of Illness", Charlie Rose, February 2, 2012.
- "New York Times, The outrageous cost of a gene test", New York Times, Op-Ed, 2013.
- "Steve Jobs’ Doctor Wants to Teach You the Formula for Long Life", WIRED Magazine, interview, 2014.