David Margulies is working actively in the field of functional genomics and ‘precision care’. He has been a key contributor to the genomics and precision care strategy at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is now focused on using cell-based models of human disease to find treatments for patients with genetic disorders.
After obtaining his MD at Harvard Medical School and completing his training in internal medicine at Columbia P&S, he worked on the development of full text searching and electronic publishing (BRS/Medical, acquired by WB Saunders) in the early 80’s. After creating the clinical computing program at P&S, he became the first CIO and created the clinical informatics program at BCH (1986-1990). He then worked as Director, EVP, and Chief Scientist for Cerner Corporation (1990-96). He co-founded and was a senior executive and Director at CareInsite (1996-2000, now WebMD), Correlagen Diagnostics (2001-2011, now LabCorp), and Generation Health (now CVS). He returned to BCH and HMS in 2011. He currently is Chairman of the Board at Claritas Genomics, and is Chairman of the Board at Q-State Biosciences, and he serves on a number of biotech and health IT boards.