Dr. David Agus 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 director of the University of Southern California's Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine.
An international pioneer in biomedical research and healthcare technologies, Dr. Agus co-founded two health care technology and wellness companies, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. Dr. Agus is a New York Times best-selling author of "The End of Illness", in which he explores ways to increase longevity.
Dr. Agus has received numerous awards including the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation's Rock Stars of Science Award.
Dr. Agus was graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1991 with an M.D. He trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.