Paul R. Billings
Board certified internist and clinical geneticist, Dr. Paul R. Billings is the Chairman of Biological Dynamics, Inc., an innovative cancer testing company in San Diego, CA. Prior to this position, Dr. Billings was the Chief Medical Officer of Life Technologies Inc. (Lifetech) and then the Chief Medical Officer (consulting) of the Genetic Sciences Division of ThermoFisher Scientific (TFS), both unique positions aimed at improving patient care by expanding the use of medically relevant genomic technologies in clinical settings. Dr. Billings has extensive expertise and health care experience in the areas of genomics and molecular medicine. Dr. Billings has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the FDA and the Genomic Medicine Advisory Committee at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is currently a member of the IOM Genomics Roundtable at National Academy of Sciences, and serves on other for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, including the Council for Responsible Genetics, the country’s oldest independent biotechnology “watchdog” organization. Dr. Billings is also the author of nearly 200 publications and books on experimental and clinical medicine. His work on genetic discrimination was instrumental in the creation and passage of the federal Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. Dr. Billings holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard University.