Richard D. Klausner, MD

Richard D. Klausner, MD

Dr. Klausner M.D. Chairman, Audax Health Solutions, SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Illumina Corporation

Dr. Klausner is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Illumina Corporation. He is also chairman of Audax Health. Previously, he has served managing partner of the VC firm, The Column Group, was the Executive Director for Global Health of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and was the eleventh director of the National Cancer Institute between 1995 and 2001. Dr. Klausner served as chief of the cell biology and metabolism branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as well as a past president of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He has also been Chairman of the National Science Education Standards Projects of the National Academy of Sciences.  He is the Chief Strategy Advisor for USAID and has served in senior advisory roles to the US, Norwegian, Qatari and Indian governments. He currently chairs the International Advisory Board for Samsung and previously chaired the Strategic Oversight Council of Sanofi. He currently serves on numerous advisory boards.

Dr. Klausner is well known for his work in cell and molecular biology, and has been the author of more than 300 scientific articles and several books, in addition to receiving numerous awards and honors. He has served as an Advisor to the Presidents of the Academies for counter-terrorism, and Liaison to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences