David Agus Biography

David Agus is an author, professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering, as well as the Founding Director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He is also the co-founder of numerous customized medicine companies and a health specialist to CBS News.

How old is David Agus? – Age

Agus was born on 29 January 1965. He is 56 years as of 2021.

Where did David Agus go to school? – Education

Agus obtained his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University in 1987 and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 1991. He finished his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY. He was a Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar for 2 years at the National Institutes of Health.

David Agus – Family

There’s no information about his parents or siblings.


Agus is married to Amy Joyce Povich, an actress and the daughter of syndicated talk show presenter Maury Povich. Connie Chung, her stepmother, is a former CBS News anchor. Rabbi Jacob B. Agus, his grandfather, was a theologian and author of various publications on Jewish history and philosophy. Agus has two kids. He and the family live in Santa Monica, Calif.

What is Agus Salary?

He earns an estimated salary of $82,171 every year.

Agus Net Worth

Agus has a net worth of $987,072.

David Agus Career

Agus has had a broad and extended career. He directs the cancer prevention and therapy research team at USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He also maintains an oncology practice in order to apply the findings of his team’s research to the patients under his care. He was an attending physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and the head of the Laboratory of Tumor Biology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He also held the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center.
As the director of the Spielberg Family Center for Applied Proteomics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Agus successfully led a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the development and usage of proteomic technologies to assist doctors in making health-care decisions that are tailored to individual needs. The center developed out of earlier clinical projects at Cedars-Sinai, where Agus worked as an oncology attending physician, that discovered striking differences in the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in specific patients and their capacity to react to the therapy.
Agus formerly worked as the Director of the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center and as an attending physician in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. He also held the position of Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, as well as the CEO and Founding Director of the USC Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.
Agus heads the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Genetics and frequently talks at TEDMED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Economic Forum.
Agus’ research has focused on the use of technology to simulate disease and the development of newer cancer therapies. He has published several scientific journals.

Agus is a member of 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 joined CBS News as a contributor in 2013 and appears often on CBS This Morning and other CBS News platforms. Agus’ debut book, The End of Illness, was released in 2012 and went on to become a New York Times bestseller as well as a worldwide bestseller, as well as the topic of a PBS series.
Agus has founded and co-founded companies including Oncology.com, Navigenics a personalized company, Applied Proteomics together with Danny Hillis, Sensei a wellness and lifestyle company, together with Larry Ellison, Sensei Agriculture an agriculture data and technology company together with Larry Ellison, and Project Ronin a cancer AI company together with Larry Ellison.

Agus Awards

Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2017)
The American Cancer Society Physician Research Award
The Sloan-Kettering Institute’s Clinical Scholar Award
The CaP CURE Young Investigator Award
The American Society of Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award
The health network Foundation’s Excellence Award
The Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars Award (2009)


The End of Illness, 2012, Free Press
A Short Guide to a Long Life, 2014. Simon & Schuster
The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health, 2017. Simon & Schuster

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