Dr. Larry Brilliant

Career with Compassion: How An Open Heart Can Ignite the World Stage | Dr. Larry Brilliant | TEDxMarin Sept 2016

A deeply personal spiritual journey behind the eradication of smallpox in India. What if in finding yourself you helped eliminate a pandemic?

M.D., M.P.H., a pioneering physician, visionary technologist, and global philanthropist

A medical officer for the UN’s World Health Organization and member of the Central Team in smallpox eradication in India, he was the first executive director of Google.org, and currently serves as chairman of Skoll Global Threats Fund. Larry co-founded the The Seva Foundation, whose programs and partners have restored sight to more than 4 million blind in dozens of countries. He has worked with four Presidents, the UN, G8 and Chaired the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. He co-founded one of the first digital social networks, the Well. He and his wife Girija and their children live in Northern California. Read More Here

He is the author of Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventures of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.

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