30 May 2015

The patient will see you now

From This Way Up, 1:25 pm on 30 May 2015
Eric Topol.

Eric Topol. Photo: John Arispizabal

Eric Topol is a practicing cardiologist and a geneticist who studies the role our genes play in increasing our susceptibility to heart attacks.

He's also interested in the future of medicine, and the challenges and opportunities offered to healthcare consumers and the medical profession by new digital technologies.

In his new book The Patient Will See You Now (Basic Books) he looks at how this brave new world of medicine could look.