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 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 and one of the world's leading cancer doctors, Dr. Agus co-founded two pioneering health care technology and wellness companies, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. Dr. Agus is a New York Times and international best-selling author of "The End of Illness" and "A Short Guide to a Long Life", in which he explores ways to understand health and 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 with an M.D. He trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the National Institutes of Health and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.