Eric Lefkofsky: The Lawyer with an Entrepreneurial and Medical Mind

Eric Lefkofsky was born to Jewish parents in the year 1969. He is an inspiring entrepreneur and Tempus’ co-founder. In his youthful years, Lefkofsky attended the Tamarack Camps and later became part of their staff. He went to Southfield-Lathrup and graduated in the year 1987 and later graduated from the University of Michigan.According to Lefkofsky, he realized cancer doctors across the country did not have access to the same technology and information. As such he set himself on a mission to find if there are any doctors that where using technology on a higher level in the treatment of cancer patients.

He found none; and that is when he determined someone needed to fill this gap in the medical sector.Lefkofsky partnered with Brad Keywell in the year 2015 and founded his well-known firm—Tempus. The biotechnology organization has its primary focus on the analysis of large volumes of both clinical and molecular data. The primary goal of the firm is to further precision medicine, and his business goal has made the firm lay pipelines for the collection, cleansing, and analyses large volumes of data. Since its foundation, the company has worked with major universities and healthcare facilities across the country in the research and treatment of cancer of patients.

Some of these institutions include the Duke University Medical School, University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Michigan Medical School, Cleveland and Mayo Clinics, and Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center among other facilities.In the year 2006, with his wife,Eric Lefkofskey founded The Lefkofsky Foundation. The foundation has its main focus on kids. Up to date, the firm has helped in the funding of more than 50 other organizations in the United States. In 2013, the entrepreneur joined The Giving Pledge which is an organization that encourages the rich in the society to donate most of their wealth to a charitable organizations.