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Paul Billings '70

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.IFrame
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