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Dr. Eric Topol: Can AI Fix Our Health and Our Healthcare System?

Ep. 855

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Dr. Eric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research. He has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles with more than 330,000 citations, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on individualized medicine using genomic, digital, and AI tools.


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In this episode we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

  • The first phase of AI’s application in medicine (7:19 / 5:40)
  • How medicine will incorporate AI over the next few years (9:59 / 8:19)
  • Retinal imaging (16:45 / 15:05)
  • Expert-informed AI (20:02 / 18:23)
  • The impending and biggest shake-up in the history of medicine (22:18 / 20:38)
  • How AI can improve issues of medical error (26:08 / 24:29)
  • Using AI to personalize medicine and prevent disease (33:01 / 29:11)
  • The obesity crisis and toxic food environment (41:04 / 37:14)
  • How AI can help restore the patient-doctor relationship (46:53 / 43:03)
  • Using AI as a guide for medical self care (50:34 / 46:44)
  • Reimagining research in the era of AI-enabled medicine (56:58 / 53:07)


Dr. Topol’s Substack, Ground Truths.


Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again


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