Leslie A. Saxon, MD Executive Director

Dr. Saxon Bio An interventional cardiologist, Leslie Saxon, MD is a professor of medicine and clinical scholar at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She specializes in wirelessly connected implantable and wearable devices that treat and diagnose heart conditions and prevent sudden death. Board-certified in cardiology, electrophysiology and heart failure, Saxon has authored more than 100 articles in various medical journals. She is an active member of several organizations and is a fellow at the Heart Rhythm Society.Saxon is also the executive director of the internationally acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing (CBC). The CBC is a place for all USC schools, including medicine, engineering, business and cinematic arts, to form interdisciplinary relationships and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine. Saxon participates in the preclinical and clinical development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness and performance. Her active research programs involve connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. She leverages her clinical expertise to develop device models and software solutions that offer engaging user feedback–based real-time physiologic data. Saxon has spoken at various forums, including TEDMED, SXSW and WIRED Health. She is regularly quoted in popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC and Fast Company.

Facility:
University of Southern California
Location:
Playa Vista, CA
Session(s):

Neuromodulation and Cybersecurity: How Secure are Wireless SCS Devices?