Bio: Dr. Steven Quay

Education has been the thread of Dr. Quay’s life, growing up a son of two public school teachers, teaching on the facility at Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, and at National Yangming Jiaotong University here in Taipei. His teaching has extended to the public as the author of two Amazon Best Seller books related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, one providing education about the virus in the early months of the pandemic and before vaccines were available (Stay Safe: A Physician’s Guide to Survive Coronavirus) and one teaching about how coronavirus scientific research is conducted (The Origin of the Virus).

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions.

He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His 360+ contributions to medicine have been cited over 11,000 times placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He has founded six startups, invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, and holds 88 US patents. Over 80 million people have benefited from the medicines he invented. His current passion is the prevention of the two million yearly breast cancer cases worldwide. A TEDx talk he delivered on breast cancer prevention has been viewed over 220,000 times.  For more information, visit