Kenneth Brigham, MD

Professor Emeritus

Department of Medicine


Ken Brigham is Emory University emeritus professor of medicine.  His medical degree is from Vanderbilt.  He completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins and had additional training at the University of California San Francisco.  He has served in numerous  roles for the National Institutes of Health, has served as editor for several scientific publications, has edited three science books, and has published over 400 original works in the scientific literature.  He also served as President of the American Thoracic Society, the principal professional organization in his area of specialty. 

Most recently, he was Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at Emory, a position from which he retired in 2012. He is coauthor with Mike Johns of Predictive Health: How We Can Reinvent Medicine To Prolong Our Best Years (Basic Books, 2012).