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DR. LARRY BRILLIANT
with host Dr. Connie Corley
LARRY BRILLIANT is a physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org.
Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start-ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the "Skoll Global Threats Fund" established by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll (Skoll Foundation).
Dr. Brilliant is co-founder of the Seva Foundation which partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight. Seva programs have helped nearly 4 million people to see again. In just the past year, Seva's Sight Program has provided one million people with vital eye care services worldwide.
Dr. Brilliant is the author of Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. The book details the past fifty year's of his life’s journey across continents which resulted in his direct involvement in some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: the eradication of smallpox in India, curing blindness in over 4 million people, introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, launching Google’s philanthropic enterprises, and much more.
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