M.D., Chief Medical Officer, LIFE Technologies
Dr. Paul R. Billings is the first Chief Medical Officer of LIFE Technologies, a world leader in providing nucleic acid and other analytic tools for biomedical research and the delivery of personalized medicine. Prior to joining LIFE, Dr. Billings was the founding and acting Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. From 2007-2009, Dr. Billings served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CELLective Dx Corporation, a company sought to revolutionize cancer care through the provision of microfluidic products and services focused on circulating tumor cells. For five years until 2007, he was Senior Vice President and Senior Geneticist at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Inc (LH). Prior to joining LH, Dr. Billings was Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of General Internal Medicine at the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System and Stanford Medical School, and then CMO and Deputy Network Director of VISN 17 in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Billings graduated with an AB in History summa cum laude from UC San Diego, received both his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard University.