One of the world's leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. Professor of medicine and engineering, University of Southern California (USC); founding CEO, USC's Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. CBS News contributor. First book, The End of Illness, was published in 2012 and is a New York Times #1 and international best seller, and subject of a PBS special. Second book, New York Times best-selling A Short Guide to a Long Life, was published January 2014. Newest book, The Lucky Years: How to thrive in the brave new world of health, also a New York Times bestseller was published in 2016. Recipient, Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2017).