Dr. Eric Topol (no relation to the Israeli actor Chaim Topol) is a prominent expert in cardiology, genetics, and digital medicine. Dr. Topol, 64, has authored several books: The Creative Destruction of Medicine (2012), The Patient Will See You Now (2015), and Deep Medicine (2019). In 2009, GQ and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation named him one of 12 “Rock Stars of Science.”
Quote: “It dawned on me that using technology to enhance humanity is the ultimate objective here. It’s counter-intuitive. But for doctors, what this means is the ability to have all of the data about a person assimilated and analyzed, to have scans and slides read. That liberates doctors from keyboards so they can look patients in the eye.”
Sources: Wikipedia, time.com
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Watch Dr. Topol’s Ted Talk “The Great Inversion of Medicine” [19:44].