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Eric Topol

Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute

A high-profile physician-scientist who writes widely and has a large social media presence, Topol has used his platform throughout the pandemic to push for broader masking and vaccination programs, and for federal funding to develop a pan-coronavirus vaccine against all variants of SARS-CoV-2. In 2020, he publicly excoriated then-FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn for bowing to Trump administration pressure to approve hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma as Covid-19 treatments. He founded the Scripps Research Translational Institute in 2006 after gaining fame as a cardiologist exploring genetically engineered heart medicines such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

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  • La Jolla, CA


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