Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA

Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA, is a renowned data scientist and professor in the departments of human genetics and urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He currently serves as director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Data Science program and associate director of cancer informatics at the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and is a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

Boutros earned his BSc degree from the University of Waterloo in Chemistry in 2004, and his PhD degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in Medical Biophysics in 2008. At Toronto, he also earned an executive MBA from the Rothman School of Management. In 2008, Boutros started his independent research career at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research first as a fellow (2008–2010) and then as principal investigator (2010–2018). He moved to California to join the UCLA faculty in 2018.