Here’s a clear sign of the ascending role of digital/precision/personalized medicine: a prominent cardiologist has left a top academic and clinical position in Boston to run a large, innovative study in Silicon Valley. Jessica Mega was widely perceived as a rising star at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has now joined Google X, Google’s research arm, where she will head up the much publicized Baseline Study.
“I’m jealous,” said one academic cardiologist at a top hospital, upon hearing the news.
Baseline is one of the ambitious projects undertaken by the life sciences division of Google X….