Editor-in-chief, Medscape and EVP, Scripps Research
Dr. Eric Topol is best known for his research, which includes a whopping 1,200 peer-reviewed articles and more than 250,000 citations. This places him on the list of the top 10 most-cited researchers in medicine. His focus is primarily on genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine, including a leading role in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us initiative on precision medicine.
A cardiologist by training, Topol is also an expert on the integration of AI and new technologies in healthcare. But it’s his unapologetic nerdiness in explaining COVID-19 and vaccinations, often shared via helpful tweet-torials, that has made him one of the pandemic era’s must-follows.