Eric J. Topol, MD, to Speak at HQI Annual Conference


HQI is pleased to announce Eric J. Topol, MD, will join the distinguished list of speakers to present at the HQI Annual Conference, November 6 & 7 in Huntington Beach, CA.

Author, The Creative Destruction of Medicine
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
The Dean of Digital Medicine and preeminent speaker on the future of healthcare.

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Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Topol is also one of GQ’s 12 “Rock Stars of Science”. He is the author of the bestselling definitive book on the digital-medical revolution, The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

A practicing cardiologist, Dr, Topol is widely credited for leading the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care. While there, he also started a new medical school, led many worldwide clinical trials to advance care for patients with heart disease, and spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase susceptibility for heart attacks.

His achievements include the development of many medications that are routinely used in medical practice including t-PA, Plavix, Angiomax, and ReoPro. He was the first physician to raise safety concerns about Vioxx.

In 2011, the University of Michigan initiated the Eric Topol Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine to recognize his contributions. The University of Rochester awarded him the Hutchinson Medal, the University’s highest honor. He also was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

One of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine, Eric has published 1100 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 medical textbooks. His research earned him the title “Doctor of the Decade” from the Institute for Scientific Information.


  • Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Professor of Genomics, the Scripps Research Institute
  • Chief Medical Advisor, AT&T
  • Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
  • Co-Founder and Former Vice-Chairman of the Board, West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), a wireless medicine institute
  • Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
  • Elected to Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • Former Professor of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University
  • Founder, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine