Paul Billings ’70, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Omicia, the leading genome interpretation company, where he also serves on Omicia's Scientific Advisory Board. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the FDA, the Genomic Medicine Advisory Committmee at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Genomics.
Prior to joining Omicia, Dr. Billings was the Chief Medical Officer at Life Technologies. Before joining Life Technologies, he was the director and chief science officer of the pioneering Genomic Medicine Institute (GMI), at El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley, the nation's first provider of genomic medicine services for physicians and patients in a community hospital setting.
Billings has had a distinguished career as a physician and researcher. He has been a founder or CEO of companies involved in genetic and diagnostic medicine, including GeneSage, Omicia and CELLective Dx Corporation. He has held academic appointments at some of the most prestigious universities in the United States, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine and the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as a physician at a number of medical centers throughout the country, including the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of nearly 200 publications and books on genomic medicine. Dr. Billings holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in immunology, also from Harvard University.
In 2011, Billings spoke at Stanford School of Medicine about his work in stem cell research.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”