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AI, CRISPR, and Early Chronic Disease Research with Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte of the Cleveland Clinic

Zac Jun 05

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Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte is a pediatrician, cancer survivor, and the Steven and Nancy Calabrese Endowed Chair for Excellence in Pediatric Care, Research, and Education, as well as Professor & Chair of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He also serves as Chief of Global Pediatric Research Operations and Director of the Center for Pediatric Research of the Cleveland Clinic.


He is one of the brightest people I’ve ever talked to, and while his resume would suggest this (research funded by the NIH for more than 29 consecutive years, 18 patents, author or co-author of more than 390 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, monographs, editorials, and abstracts), you don’t really see his true brilliance and humility until you talk with him.

We get into technology and how AI, robotics, and CRISPR are not only going to transform the way we practice medicine but are going to create a peculiar societal situation. Massive change is coming, and you’d be foolish to think we are decades away.

We also dive into his greatest passion right now: cutting-edge research linking chronic diseases to the womb.

You don’t want to miss this one.

Sit back, relax, and become inspired with Dr. Piedimonte.


“You cannot stop progress. You can try to put dams here and there, but eventually the water is going to come through.”

“For as long as we maintain that intellectual curiosity, there is always going to be hope for our species.”

Show Notes


3:35 – Childhood disease epidemics threaten our society.

9:00 – His fight with cancer transformed him.

14:01 – The future of medicine has immense upsides, but needs to be approached thoughtfully.

17:59 – All hope for our future is in our children.


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