Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., Chairman & CEO, NantWorks
Soon-Shiong also serves as Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and Chairman and CEO of the Healthcare Transformation Institute. A physician, surgeon and scientist, he has pioneered treatments for both diabetes and cancer, published more than 100 scientific papers and holds 50 US patents. He has developed and sold two multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, American Pharma Partners and Abraxis Bioscience. Soon-Shiong founded the National Coalition for Health Integration to create a national health information network for the secure sharing of biomedical information.
He is supporting the development of various wireless technologies for the better management of chronic disease. Among his many positions, he 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 Soon-Shiong as their Business Person of the Year, and the National Library of Medicine honored him with their Distinguished Medical Science Award.
Soon-Shiong began his career on the faculty of UCLA Medical School in 1983, where he performed the school's first whole pancreas transplant. He left UCLA in 1991 to pursue his research on diabetes and cancer therapy. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He holds a degree in medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand and a MSc in science from the University of British Columbia.