AGE 66 I LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA I UNITED STATES / UNITED KINGDOM
CEO – MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST
John Gutheil began college as a piano performance major at California State University Northridge before transferring to the University of California at San Diego to complete his degree in biology. He went on to medical school and then to establish a successful career in cancer research. Currently, he is president and CEO of SciQuus Oncology, a company that conducts clinical studies of new cancer treatments. Inspired by his participation in the 2016 Cliburn Amateur, John rededicated himself to the piano and has since won a gold medal at the Seattle amateur competition, and a special prize in San Diego’s; he’s also recently performed at a festival in Russia. Outside of medicine and music, the London native runs marathons and does woodworking, and also enjoys Italian literature, computer programming, and paintings by Caravaggio.