Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California
Dr. Leslie Saxon, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. She is also the Executive Director of the internationally-acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing (CBC). The CBC is currently a place for all USC schools including medicine, engineering, business and cinematic arts to form interdisciplinary relationships and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine. Dr. Saxon participates in the pre-clinical and clinical development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness, and fitness disciplines. With her clinical expertise, she is a valuable strategist in developing device models and software solutions that offer engaging user-feedback based on real-time physiologic data. Her cultivation of critical innovative partnerships to jointly commercialize products within the CBC is essential for furthering and improving the dissemination of medical information, enhancing communication, and improving health outcomes. Dr. Saxon has spoken at various forums including TEDMED, SXSW, and WIRED Health and is regularly quoted in popular press (WSJ, NYT, BBC, and FastCompany).