One of the preeminent scientific and medical minds in the world today, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has lent vision, voice, and action to the power of convergence - applying the limitless potential of collaborative science and technology on a personal level - at the speed of thought. A physician, surgeon and scientist, he has pioneered treatments for both diabetes and cancer, published over 100 scientific papers, and holds 50 US patents on groundbreaking advancements across myriad fields.
Dr. Soon-Shiong serves as Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation; Chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health (the CSS Institute); the Healthcare Transformation Institute; National LambdaRail; and NantWorks, LLC - a company whose mission is to converge semiconductor technology, supercomputing, advanced networks, and proven innovation to revolutionize how we work, live and play.
Over the course of his celebrated career, Dr. Soon-Shiong has developed and sold two multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies. Through the CSS Institute, which assumed responsibility for National LambdaRail in 2011, he is working to create a cutting edge national health information network for the secure sharing of medical information - empowering doctors to treat patients with proven precision at the first point of care.
Among his many positions, Dr. Soon-Shiong is the Executive Director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and a board member of the California Telehealth Network. In 2010 the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized him as their Business Person of the Year, and the National Library of Medicine honored him with their Distinguished Medical Science Award.
Dr. Soon-Shiong has garnered vast acclaim as a visionary who has brought forth a fact-based approach to the wonders of science and the wonders of imagination - merging vision with proven application. Harnessing the power of convergence, he has an established record of achievement in bringing together people who are inspired by the impossible and believe progress begins where "possibility" ends.