David B. Agus, M.D. is a CBS News contributor, reporting on a broad range of medical topics for the division’s broadcasts.
He joined CBS News in May 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience in science and medicine. Dr. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Viterbi School of Engineering. Additionally, he is founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC.
Dr. Agus is an international pioneer in biomedical research and healthcare technologies, and he’s considered one of the world’s leading physicians. He’s also the New York Times and international best-selling author of “The End of Illness,” “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” and “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health.”
Dr. Agus has received numerous awards including the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars of Science Award.
Dr. Agus graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with an M.D. He trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the National Institutes of Health and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.