Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President, CMO & CTO, Cepheid
Biography

David (Dave) Persing, MD, Ph.D., is Chief Medical and Technology Officer at Cepheid, and was recently appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for the Danaher Diagnostics Platform. He has spent most of his 25 year career in biomarker discovery, translational medicine and innovation in the diagnostics space. To maintain a connection with the latest trends in translational medicine, Dave also serves as Consulting Professor of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of California, San Francisco, CA in 1988. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and reviews, including multiple articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, and PNAS, and served as Editor in Chief for five highly regarded textbooks, the most recent of which was published in 2016.

Clinical Dx Showcase: Cepheid
Delivering a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere.

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