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World richest Doctor : Patrick Soon-Shiong
Patrick Soon-Shiong , is the son of Chinese immigrants in apartheid-era South Africa. He graduated high school at the age of 16 .He also got passed medical school at the age of 22. Now Patrick Soon-Shiong is 62 years old.His first patient, an Afrikaner, refused to be touched by him.Patrick Soon-Shiong left South Africa in the late 1970s and arrived at UCLA in 1980. Stephen Nimer(board of directors for one of Patrick Soon-Shiong’s companies) called him “unbelievable surgeon” who was always willing to take on the most difficult cases. “It’s in his blood to help people,” . He is currently chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, National LambdaRail, the Healthcare Transformation Institute and NantWorks, LLC.
In 1990 he started a company to commercialize his diabetes work.He got a deal with Mylan to explore transplanting pig organs into people but backed out because he decided it might be unsafe to do that type of research work.Then in 1991 he invented the drug that made his fortune: Abraxane which packages the top-selling cancer drug, Taxol, inside the protein albumin. The idea was that tumors would eat the albumin and get the poison. Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele B. Chan, fund several health-related projects through the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation. In 2007 they pledged US $1billion to support healthcare transformation and a national health information highway.In 2005 he won a huge victory: The FDA approved Abraxane, defying short-seller interest, which ran as high as 100%. Shares jumped 47%.
Patrick Soon-Shiong’s research has been recognized by national and international awards such as
-The Association for Academic Surgery Award for Research
-The American College of Surgeons Schering Scholar
-The Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Research Award
-The Peter Kiewit Distinguished Membership in Medicine Award
-The International J.W. Hyatt Award for Service to Mankind
-The Gilda Club Award 2006 for the advancement of cancer medicine
-The Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2007
-The St. Mary Medical Center Life Achievement Award in 2007
-The St. John’s Health Center Caritas Award in 2007
-The Medical Visionary Award 2008
-The Los Angeles County Economic Development Council (LAEDC) Eddy Award 2009
-The Business Person of the Year 2010
-The National Library of Medicine award
-An honorary doctorate in December 2010
-Visiting Professor of the Imperial College of London in 2011
Patrick Soon-Shiong founded a new company named NantWorks, in September 2011.Mission of company is given below –
-convert ultra-low power semiconductor technology
-secure advanced networks and augmented intelligence to transform how we work, play, and live.
Patrick Soon-Shiong first founded NantHealth in 2007 to provide fiber-optic, cloud-based data infrastructure to share healthcare information.In 2010, with Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, Soon-Shiong founded the Healthcare Transformation Institute (HTI), which he dubs a “do-tank”. HTI’s mission is to promote a paradigm shift in health care in the United States by better integrating the three now separate domains of medical science, health delivery, and healthcare finance.