Philip Edgcumbe is a Canadian scientist, biomedical engineer, medical innovator, doctor in training (MDPhD) and entrepreneur. By connecting medicine, biomedical research, and entrepreneurship, Philip is striving to have a positive impact on the health of a billion people.
In 2017, Philip led a team that developed a crowdsourcing competition to end Alzheimer’s, raised $25 million USD to run the competition and the competition was selected as the top priority XPRIZE. He has invented and licensed a medical device and has been part of three biomedical start-up companies. In 2014, Philip was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist award at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) international conference. In 2016, he spent the summer in Silicon Valley at Singularity University where he studied exponential technologies and medical innovation. In 2017, he received the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award and in 2019 he received the Canadian Medical Association Young Leader Award, CFMS-MD Financial Management Leadership award and Joule Emerging Physician Innovator award. Philip speaks internationally on the topics of disruptive technology and the future of healthcare.