Leslie Saxon

Leslie Saxon

Founder & Executice Director
USC Center for Body Computing

Leslie Saxon

Leslie Saxon, MD
Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing
Cardiologist, Clinical Scholar, Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Leslie Saxon is a professor of clinical medicine (clinical scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. Dr. Saxon focuses on studying the safety and effectiveness of new drug and device therapies in the areas of sudden death prevention, carotid artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

In addition to her work in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Saxon serves as the founder and executive director of the internationally acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing (CBC). The CBC is currently a place for all USC schools, including medicine, engineering, business and the cinematic arts, to form interdisciplinary relationships and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine.

She is a well-known authority on the pre-clinical and clinical development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medical, wellness and fitness disciplines. With her clinical expertise, she is a valuable strategist in developing device models and software solutions that offer engaging user-feedback based on real-time physiologic data. Her cultivation of critical innovative partnerships to jointly commercialize products within the CBC is essential for furthering and improving the dissemination of medical information, enhancing communication and improving health outcomes.

Dr. Saxon has completed over 100 publications in various medical journals, has spoken at various forums, including TEDMED, South by Southwest (SXSW), WIRED Health and CES, was recently named “Most Tech Friendly Doc” by Rock Health. She also serves on the FDA advisory group for worldwide medical apps regulations and recently participated on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s thought leader panel on cybersecurity and medical devices. Known as an international digital health expert, Dr. Saxon is frequently interviewed by national media.

About the USC Center for Body Computing
Founded in 2007, the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) is a thought leader think tank and the Keck Medicine of USC digital health innovation hub. The CBC is designed to bring digital and life sciences executives, sensor and mobile app inventors, strategists, designers, investors and visionaries from health care, entertainment, aging, military, sports and technology together to collaborate on digital health care solutions.