Biomedical Informatics  

Stanford Biomedical Informatics
Residential Program Alums
PhD and MS

2017

Sandeep Ayyar, MS
Current:
Tej Deepak Azad, MS
Current:
Rachel Goldfeder, PhD
Current:
Rebecca Sawyer Lee, PhD
Current:
Rui Shu, MS
Current:

2016

Becky Xu Hua Fu, MS
Current:
Heather Hall, MS
Current: Ph.D. student, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford
Sara Hillenmeyer, PhD
Current: Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, Phyn
Haruka Itakura, MD (S.U.N.Y.), MS, PhD
Current: Instructor of Medicine (Oncology), Stanford
Thesis: Multi-scale data integration frameworks for predicting outcomes in cancer
David Odgers, MS
Current: David Odgers Consulting, www.davidodgersconsulting.com
Tanya Podchiyska, MS
Current:
Marcos Prunello, MS
Current:
Manoj Sharma, PhD (Univ of Maryland, Baltimore), MS
Current: Medical Device Developement and Data Science Consultant, Medical Device Company
Vanessa Sochat, PhD
Current: Research Software Engineer, Stanford Research Computing
David Stark, MD (Harvard), MS
Current: Medical Director, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Linda Szabo, PhD
Current: Computational Biologist, Driver
Kun-Hsing Yu, MD (National Taiwan University), PhD
Current: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Dana Wyman, MS
Current: Graduate Student, University of California Irvine

2015

Tomer Altman, PhD
Current: Senior Bioinformaticist, Whole Biome
Thesis: Data Mining and Modeling of the Human Microbiome
Pablo Cordero, PhD
Current: Postdoctoral Research Scholar at UC Santa Cruz
Thesis: Factorization methods for inferring structure in ensemble average measurements of RNA molecules and networks

Francisco Gimenez, PhD
Current: Resident Data Scientist at 8 Partners; Managing Director of Catenus Science; PI on a Spectrum Grant with Daniel Rubin.
Thesis: Fast adaptive structured reporting for decision support in radiology

Mike Januszyk, MD (Univ of Chicago), PhD
Current: Plastic Surgery Resident, UCLA Medical Center
Thesis: An integrated framework to identify and isolate novel, functionally distinct tissue subpopulations using high-resolution single cell analysis
Ken Jung, PhD
Current: Research Scientist, Shah Lab, BMIR, Stanford
Thesis: Learning from electronic health records
Tse-jen (Jerome) Ku, MS
Current: Data Scientist / Developer
Vinnie Liu, MD (NYU), MS
Current: Research Scientist and Staff Intensivist, Kaiser Permanente
Kimberly McManus, MS
Current: PhD student, Stanford, Bustamante Lab

Jonathan Mortensen, PhD
Current: Data Scientist, Nuna
Thesis: Crowdsourcing ontology verification

Diego Munoz, PhD
Current: Data Scientist, Radius Intelligence
Thesis: Developing subtype-specific stochastic simulation models of breast cancer incidence and mortality

Daniel Newburger, PhD
Current: Software Engineer, Google
Thesis: Analysis of genomic variants for investigating the genetic etiology of disease

Katie Planey, PhD
Current: Statistician/modeler. Metabiota.
Thesis: Unsupervised learning across multiple datasets

David Poznik, PhD
Current: Computational Biologist / Population Geneticist, 23andMe
Thesis: Learning Human History from Sequenced Y Chromosomes
Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD, (Duke), MS (Stanford)
Current: Engineering Res Assoc, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection Operations
Thesis: Toll-like Receptor (TLR) Signaling and Differential Activation
Tiffany Ting Liu, PhD
Current: Bioinformatics Scientist, Veracyte

2014

Rob Bruggner, PhD
Current: Data Scientist, Nuna Health
Thesis: Data-driven identification of stratifying cellular signatures in high-dimensional cytometry data
Guy Haskin Fernald, PhD
Current: Data Scientist, Vium Inc.
Thesis: Connecting chemical features of drugs to molecular, cellular, and organismal phenotypes
Yi Liu, PhD
Current: Senior Researcher, Vicarious
Thesis: Statistical analyses on high-thoughput sequencing of B cell and T cell receptors
Brian Maples, PhD
Current: Data Scientist, Nuna Health
Thesis: A discriminative modeling approach for inferring ancestry and correcting phase in large population genetics data sets
Collin Melton, PhD (UCSF), MS
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Snyder lab, Genetics

Wei Wang, MS
Current: Research Scientist, Health Research and Policy, Stanford School of Medicine.


2013

Andy Beck, MD (Brown), PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Thesis: Computational pathology for genomic medicine
Hua Fan-Minogue, MD (Peking Univ), PhD (UAB); MS
Current: Instructor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Nadeau Lab, Stanford Medicine
Konrad Karczewski, PhD
Current: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Thesis: Methods for unraveling the phenotypic consequences of regulatory variation
Amit Kaushal, BS (Stanford); MS (Stanford) PhD
Current: Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Thesis: Development and application of quantitative methods for clinical high-throughput proteomics
Alicia Martin, MS
Current: Graduate Student in Genetics, Stanford
Jesse Rodriguez, MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Software Engineer, Google
Thesis: Accurate methods for ancestry and relatedness inference
Shanshan Tuo, PhD (Stanford Genetics), MS
Current: Data Scientist, xAd, Inc.

Xueheng Zhao, MS
Current: Research Associate, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


2012

Sarah Aerni, BS (UC San Diego); PhD
Current: Einstein Team, Senior Manager, Data Science, Salesforce
Thesis: Single-cell gene expression analysis in C. elegans

Robert Arrigo, BS (Illinois State University), MS
Current: Resident, Anesthesia and Critical Care, Stanford University

Tiffany Chen, BS (Duke University); MS (Stanford University), PhD
Current: Director of Informatics at Cytobank Inc.
Thesis: De novo reconstruction of cell cycle and chemotherapeutic mechanisms in cancer

Erik Corona, BS (UCSD); PhD
Current: Informatics Researcher at RTI International,  Harvard Medical School.
Thesis: Effects of recent evolution on the genetic basis of human disease

Peter Kang, BMED (Seoul National University); MS
Current: Laboratory Director, Counsyl, Redwood City, CA

Wei-Nchih Lee, BA, MPH (Columbia University), MD (CUNY Mount Sinai); PhD
Current: Senior Research Scientist, HP Labs
Thesis: Evaluating clinical practice variation using a knowledge-based temporal sequence alignment framework

Daniel Li, BS (Johns Hopkins); MS
Current: Software Engineer at Google

David Maslove, MD (University of Toronto) BSC University of Guelph; MS
Current: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). Staff Internist & Intensivist, Kingston General Hospital
Linda Liu Miller, BS (University of Virginia), PhD
Current: Associate at McKinsey & Company.
Thesis: Multi-scale data-driven analysis of sex differences in human disease

Jon Palma, MD (University of Florida), BSC (Davidson College); MS     
Current: Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center

Steve Pan, MD (University of Pittsburgh), BS (Columbia University); MS
Current: Instructor, Division of Cardiology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Sam Pearlman, BS (MIT); MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Research Scientist, Elias Lab, Stanford
Thesis: A mechanism for the evolution of protein phosphorylation sites and application towards improving phorylation site prediction

Nick Tatonetti, BS (Arizona State University); PhD
Current: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
Thesis: Data-driven detection, prediction, and validation of drug-drug interactions

 



2011

David Chen, BS (USC), MS (Johns Hopkins); PhD
Current: Co-founder, Nuna Health
Thesis: Integration of electronic health records and public biological repositories illuminates human pathophysiology and underlying molecular relationships
Joel Dudley,  BS (Arizona State University); PhD
Current: Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Mount Sinai
Thesis: Methods and applications for position-specific evolutionary features in clinical genomics
Alex Morgan, BA (Brandeis); MS (Tufts); MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Scientist in Residence, Khosla Ventures
Thesis: Methods of study integration in multiplex molecular medicine
Chirag Patel, BA (UC Berkeley); MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School.
Thesis: Environment-wide associations to disease and disease-related phenotypes
Rob Tirrell, BS (Cornell University); MS
Deceased 2012.

Brendan Todaro, BSC (Emory ); MS
Current: Software Engineer, Tableau Software.
Guanglei Xiong, MS (Tsinghua University); Beng (Tsinghua University); PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College.
Thesis: Computational methods of modeling vascular geometry and tracking pulmonary motion from medical images

Noah Zimmerman, BS (University of Maryland); PhD
Current: Director, Health Data and Design Innovation Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Thesis: A computational approach to identification and comparison of cell subsets in flow cytometry data


2010

Yael Garten, BS (Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel); MS (Weizmann Institute of Science); PhD
Current: Director of Data Science, LinkedIn Corporation and Founder, gNetics Systems Inc (Biotech consulting firm)
Thesis: Text mining of the scientific literature to identify pharmacogenomic interactions
Mia Levy, BS (Univ Pennsylvania); MD (Rush University); PhD
Current: Cancer Clinical Informatics Officer for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Thesis: Rule-based response assessment framework
Shih-Jui Ray Lin, BS/MS Nat’l Taiwan University;  PhD
MS (University of Utah)
Current: Biostatistician at Genentech
Thesis: A stochastic model of cancer progression and screening
Marina Sirota, BS,MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF
Thesis: Developing and applying integrative computational methods to study autoimmune disease
Kaustubh Supekar, BE (India); MS (Univ Missouri); PhD
Current: Research Scientist, Translational Neurosciences, Stanford University
Thesis: Detecting and characterizing large-scale human brain networks
Rong Xu, BS (Beijing University); MSC (Case Western Reserve Univ); MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve
Thesis: Automatic biomedical information extraction from free text

Peggy Zhen Yao BS/MS (Nat’l Univ of Singapore); PhD
Current: Research Scientist, Facebook
Thesis: Sampling-based exploration of the folded state of a protein under kinematic and geometric constraints


2009

Sarim Baig, BS (Lahore, Pakistan); MS
Current:  Bioinformatics and Computer Science instructor in Pakistan.
Michael Cantor, BA (Wesleyan Univ); MS, PhD
Current: Computer Scientist, Joint Genome Institute
Thesis: Rational engineering in synthetic biology : a genetic pulse generator
Nadeem Riaz, BS (Rutgers University); MD (2003); MS
Current: 

Shirley Wu, ScB (Brown University); PhD
Current: Senior Science Content Manager at 23andMe
Thesis: Characterization of protein function using automated computational methods


2008

Genaro Hernandez, BS (San Diego State Univ); MS
Current: Staff Scientist, National Library of Medicine, Bethseda, MD
Maureen Hillenmeyer, BS (Notre Dame); PhD
Current:  Postdoc in Ron Davis lab at Stanford
Thesis: Identifying relationships between genes and small molecules, from yeast to humans
Runa Islam, BA, MS (Harvard); MS
Current: Senior Analyst, small enterprise software firm in Menlo Park
Nikesh Kotecha, BS (Boston University); PhD
Current: CEO and Co-founder, Cytobank Inc
Thesis: Development, management and analysis of flow cytometry based cell signaling assays in a translational research environment to diagnose juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
Nadeem Riaz, MS/MD, BS (Rutgers University) MS
Current: Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
Diane Schroeder, BS (Iowa State University); PhD
Current: Postdoc in Janine LaSalle lab, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis
Thesis: Two stories of human transcription regulation : bidirectional promoters and the multiple transcription start sites of FOXP2

Lucinda Page Southworth, BS (Univ of Pennsylvania); MS (Oxford University); PhD
Current:  Visiting Fellow in the Stuart Kim Lab, Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford
Thesis: Methods for integrating and comparing coexpression information over multiple data sets and applications in mice aging


2007

Aneel Advani, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins); MS
Current: Associate Director of Technology at the National Center for Public Health Informatics/ CCHIS/CDC; and Instructor in Pediatrics at the Children’s  Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Michael Cantor, BA (Wesleyan Univ); MS
Current: Computer Scientist, Joint Genome Institute
Richard Chen, BS/MS (Stanford); MS (1998), MD
Current: Chief Scientific Officer @ Personalis
Kurt Huang, AB (Harvard); MD (2002), MS
Current: CEO and Co-Founder, Peerspin, Inc. .
Yang Huang, BS (Peking Univ.); MS (Northwestern); MS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Electronic Medical Informatics Leader, Southern California Permanente Medical group.
Thesis: Chartindex - a contextual approach to automated standards-based encoding of clinical documents
Kung-Huang (Kevin) Pan, BSEE (Taiwan); MSEE (Stanford), PhD
Current: Post doc at Stanford
Thesis: Gabriel : platform for explicit, systematic analysis of high-throughput genetic data
John Park, AB (Harvard); MS
Current: Researcher in the Computer Science Dept at the University of Maryland, College Park
Zach Pincus, BS, MS (Stanford); PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Dept of Developmental Biology and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Thesis: Analysis and applications of quantitative representations of cell morphology

Jing Shi, MB (Beijing Medical University); MA (Univ of Maryland); PhD
Current: Senior Research Scientist: Data Analyst, Sirna Therapeutics, San Francisco
Professional interests: Statistical analysis, nutritional aspects of aging.
Thesis: Biostatistics and bioinformatics methods for analysis of pathways and gene expression
Andres Tellez, BSC, MS (MIT); PhD
Current: Principal, Business Development Biocodex
Thesis: Protein-protein interactions in poliovirus polymerase : computational and biochemical investigations

Jessica D. Tenenbaum, BA (Harvard); PhD
Current: Associate Director for Bioinformatics for DTMI (Duke’s Translational Medicine Institute) Biomedical Informatics Core
Thesis: Expression-based ligand signature analysis (ELSA) : a foray into integrative systems medicine


2006

Jiong Ma MS (Rutgers); PhD
Current: BioIT Consultant, Information Specialist, Rutgers
Thesis: Quantitative aspects of gene expression: Analysis of codon usage in microbes and transcriptome profiles of maize anther development
Brian Naughton BS (Trinity College of Dublin); PhD
Current: Product Manager, 23andMe, Mountain View, CA
Thesis: Sequence analysis methods for the detection of promoters and transcription factor binding sites
Serge Saxonov AB (Harvard); PhD
Current: VP Application Development at QuantaLife, Inc.
Thesis: Genome-scale analysis of DNA regulatory sequences
Iwei Yeh BA (Harvard); PhD
Current: Assistant Clinical Professor, Dermatopathology Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco
Thesis: Computational analysis of metabolism for the malaria parasite
Roni Zeiger BS (UC Los Angeles); MD (Stanford); Board Certified Internist; MS
Current: Chief Health Strategist at Google, Mountain View

2005

Neil Abernethy BS (NC State University); PhD
Current: Associate Professor, University of Washington
Thesis: Automating social network models for tuberculosis contact investigation
David L. Buckeridge MD (Queen's University); MSc (Univ Toronto); PhD ; Completed residency in Community Medicine (Univ Toronto)
Current: Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health; McGill University
Thesis: A method for evaluating outbreak detection in public health surveillance systems that use administrative data
Nhan Do BS (Baylor University); MD (George Washington University); MS
Current: Chief, Clinical Informatics Department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC
Mike Liang BS (UC San Diego); PhD
Current: International Product Manager, Google
Thesis: Integrating sequence and structure data for identifying functional sites on protein structures
Zhen Lin MB (Peking Union Medical College, China), MS (UC San Francisco), PhD , Registered Nurse
Current: Assistant Professor of Nursing and Biostatistics, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill
Thesis: Balancing utility and anonymity in public biomedical databases
Irene Liu BS (China); MS (Duke University); PhD
Current: Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine
Thesis: Computational identification of eukaryotic regulatory elements and its application in caenorhabditis elegans
Shuo Liu BS (China); MS (UCLA); PhD
Current: Senior Informatics Scientist, Pharmix Corp
Thesis: Understanding alternative splicing from the perspectives of regulatory mechanisms and functional consequences

Dan Zisook BA (UC Berkeley); MD (Loyola University); MPH (San Diego State Univ); MS
Current: EPIc Implementation Consultant, Medical Informatics, Healthlink, Inc.


2004

David Almassian BS (Stanford University); MS
Current: Senior Software Engineer, Tetracore, Inc., Washington, DC
Albert Chan BS (Stanford); MD (UC San Diego), MS Board Certified Family Physician; Concurrently completed research fellowship in Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF (2002-2004)
Current: Chief Medical Information Officer at the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group and Medical Director at David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation (My Health Online for Sutter Physician Services)
Russ Cucina MD (UC Davis); BA (UC Berkeley); MS , Board Certified Internist
Current: Medical Director of Information Technology at UCSF Health System

Rob DeConde BS (Stanford); MS
Current: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student (MD,PhD) at UC San Diego


2003

Carol Cheng Cain BS(Stanford); PhD
Current: Senior Director, Clinical Information Services, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute; Consulting Asst Prof, Stanford Biomedical Informatics
Thesis: Representing and reasoning about contextually changing organizational behavior using simulation models of medical work
Jeffrey Chang BS (Stanford), PhD
Current: Postdoc, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University
Thesis: Using machine learning to extract drug and gene relationships from text
Todd Ferris MD (University of Michigan); MS
Current: Chief Technology Officer, Information Resources & Technology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Doug Fridsma BS, MD (University of Michigan) PhD
Current: President and CEO of AMIA
Thesis: Organizational simulation of medical work : an information-processing approach
Greg Garrison MD (University of Minnesota); MS Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice
Current: Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Department of Family Medicine and Laboratory of Medical Informatics

Michelle Green BS (Purdue), PhD (UCSF); MS
Current: Senior Associate, Strategic Consulting Services, Pharsight Corporation
Amit Singh BS (Univ Texas, Austin); PhD
Current: Entrepreneur and consultant
Thesis: Computational models for protein structure analysis and protein-ligand binding
Joshua Stuart BA/BS (University of Colorado), PhD
Current: Associate Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz
Thesis:Predicting gene function using DNA microarray data from multiple organisms

Olga Troyanskaya BS (University of Richmond); PhD
Current: Associate Professor Computer Science at the Lewis-Singer Institute of Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
Thesis: Improving the specificity of biological signal detection from microarray data


2002

Phillip Cheng MD (Yale); MS ; Completed residency in Medicine (Hospital of University of Pennsylvania)
Current: Fellow in Abdominal Radiology, UCLA
Amar Das BA (Northwestern), MD (1997); PhD ; completed residency in Psychiatry (Columbia)
Current: Director of Healthcare Effectiveness Research, IBM Research
Thesis: Temporal mediation of relational databases for clinical decision support
Jonathan Dugan BA (Bowdoin College); MS (University of Texas); PhD
Current: Director of PLOS Labs, Public Library of Science
Thesis:Using surface envelopes in 3D structure modeling
Justin Graham MD (UCSF) MS ; Board Certified Infectious Disease Specialist
Current: Chief Innovation Officer for Hearst Health
Xiaole Shirley Liu BA (Smith College); PhD
Current: Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate member, Broad Institute
Thesis: Discovery of transcription factor binding sites using computational statistics

Joseph Norman AB (Harvard); PhD
Current: Hospitalist Physician, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor
Thesis:Analysis of imprecise decision models
David Paik BS/MS (Stanford); PhD
Current: Elucid Bioimaging and Cousulting Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University.
Thesis: Computer aided interpretation of medical images
Soumya Raychaudhuri BA/BS (SUNY Buffalo); PhD
Current: Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Thesis:Using text to enhance the interpretation of large multi-dimensional data sets


Scott Schmidler BA (UC Berkeley) PhD
Current: Assistant Professor, Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University
Thesis: Statistical models and monte carlo methods for protein structure prediction

George C. Scott BS (Carnegie Mellon); PhD
Current: Hospitalist and informatics project leader, St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, CO
Thesis: Using decision models to automate and individualize interactive decision support for patients


2001

Elmer Bernstam MD(Univ Michigan); MSE (Univ Michigan;) MS ; Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Current: Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Daniel Berrios MD(UCSF); MPH (UC Berkeley); PhD ; Completed residency in Clinical pathology (UCSF)
Current: Computer Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center (through University of California, Santa Cruz)
Thesis: Methods for semi-automated index generation for high precision information retrieval
Ramon Felciano BA, BS (Stanford); PhD
Current: Chief Technology Officer & Chief Architect, InGenuity Systems, Inc.
Thesis: Graphical style sheets : declarative, constraint-based display of biomedical domain graphics

John Michon MD (Univ. Illinois); MS Diplomate, American board of Ophthalmology
Current: Private practice in Hoffman Estates, IL


2000

Elizabeth Burnside MD(Tufts) MPH (Tufts) MS - Board Certified, Radiology
Current: Associate Professor of Radiology, Breast Imaging at the University of Wisconsin
Cecil Huang BS (Carnegie Mellon); PhD (1999), MD
Board Certified, Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Current: Staff Physician, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA
Thesis:Intelligent alarms : allocating attention among concurrent processes

John Nguyen BS (UC Davis); MS , MD (Stanford)
Current: Resident in Anesthesia, Stanford
Diane Oliver MD (Vanderbilt); PhD Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Current: Research Database Strategist at Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Thesis: Change management and synchronization of local and shared versions of a controlled vocabulary
Daniel Rubin, MD (Stanford); MS Board Certified Radiology
Current: Associate Professor of Radiology (General Radiology), of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology
John Shon AB (Harvard); MD (Stanford); MS Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Current: Senior Director, Roche, Palo Alto, CA
Howard Strasberg MD (University of Western Ontario); MS
Current: Vice-President of Medical Informatics at Wolters Kluwer Health – Clinical Solutions

James Ze Wang BS (Univ. Minnesota); MS, MSCS (1997), PhD
Current: Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Thesis: Semantics-sensitive integrated matching for picture libraries and biomedical image databases


1999

Wanda Pratt MS (Univ. of Texas); PhD
Current: Professor in Information School and Division of Biomedical & Health Informatics at the University of Washington
Thesis: Dynamic categorization : a method for decreasing information overload

Smadar Shiffman MS (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel); PhD
Current: Image-Based Medical Device Consultant at Eilat Consulting
Thesis:Segmentation of medical image volumes using intrinsic shape information

Maria Tovar MS in EES (Stanford); MS (1992), PhD
Current: Computer Graphics Technologist and SW Manager at Apple Computer
Thesis:Vector-field analysis for phase-contrast magnetic resonance angiography
Liping Wei BS, China ; MS, Brown University; PhD
Current: Professor and Director, Center of Bioinformatics, Peking Univ., Beijing
Thesis:Automated annotation of sites in protein structures


1998

Richard Chen BS/MS (Stanford); MS , MD (2007)
Current: Resident in Dermatology, Stanford .

Gillian Sanders AB (Princeton); PhD
Current: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University
Thesis: Automated creation of clinical-practice guidelines from decision models


1997

Keith Campbell MD (Univ. Southern California); PhD
Current: Chief Technology Officer, Inoveon
Thesis: Distributed development of a logic-based controlled medical terminology
Chris Flowers BA (Stanford); MD/MS
Current: Assistant Professor, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta
Malcolm Pradhan MB,BS (Australia) PhD
Current:Current: Director, Chief Medical Officer, Product Manager, Alcidion Corporation, University of South Australia
Thesis: Efficient approximation in decision models using Monte Carlo simulation
Ida Sim MD (Stanford); PhD
Current: Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UCSF; Co-Founder, Open mHealth
Thesis: Trial banks : an informatics foundation for evidence-based medicine

Rhea Tombropoulos BA (Harvard); PhD (1997)
Current: Software engineer at Stentor, Inc.
Thesis:T?atment planning for image-guided robotic radiosurgery


1996

William Detmer MD (UCSF); MS
Current: Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Health Evaluations Sciences, University of Virginia. President, Unbound Medicine, Inc., Charlottesville
Tod Klingler BS (Stanford); PhD
Current: Vice President, Information Science, XDx, Inc.
Thesis: Structural inference from correlations in biological sequences
Lucila Ohno-Machado MD, MHA (Univ. of Sao Paulo); PhD
Current: Chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine
Thesis: Medical applications of artificial neural networks : connectionist models of survival
Ramani Pichumani MSEE, EngrD (Stanford); PhD
Current: Senior Member of Consulting Staff, Analog Mixed Signal Solutions R&D, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Thesis: Construction of a three-dimensional geometric model for segmentation and visualization of cervical spine images
Alex Poon BA (Stanford); PhD
Current: Co-Founder, Bonfire Media (provides remote information access via mobile phones)
Thesis:Optimizing the task of menu selection for large controlled vocabularies
Gretchen Purcell BS (Stanford); MD/PhD
Current: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Bioemedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
Thesis: Contextual document models for searching the clinical literature

Walter Sujansky AB (Harvard); PhD , MD(Stanford, 1996)
Current: President at Sujansky & Associates, LLC, San Carlos, CA
Thesis: A Formal model for bridging heterogeneous relational databases in clinical medicine


1995

Geoffrey Rutledge MD and CM (McGill); PhD Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Current: Cofounder and Chief Medical Information Officer and Co-founder at HealthTap
Thesis: Dynamic selection of models


1994

John Egar MD(Case Western) PhD
Current: Physician, Internal Medicine at the Salem Clinic in Salem, Oregon
Thesis:Construction of normative decision models using abstract graph grammars
Adam Galper BA (Yale); MS
Current: CTO and Vice President, Engineering; Xtime, Inc., Burlingame, California

Yuval Shahar MD (Hebrew Univ., Israel), MS (Yale); PhD
Current: Associate Professor, Head, Medical Informatics Research Center Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Thesis: A Knowledge-based method for temporal abstraction of clinical data


1993

Ingo Beinlich MD (Germany); MS
Current: Partner, CIDAR, San Mateo, CA
H. Christian Davidson MD (University of Utah); MS
Current: Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Utah; Chief of Neuroimaging, VA Salt Lake City
David Gilbertson BBA (University of Georgia); MS
Current: Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Connecticut
Eric Horvitz BA (Binghamton University); PhD (1990), MD
Current: Senior Researcher, Decision Theory Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA.

Manon Kuilboer MD (Univ. of Utrecht), PhD (Erasmus University), MS
Current: Product Manager Medical Systems at Microbais Automatisering, BV, Amsterdam


1992

David Heckerman BS and MS (UCLA); PhD (1990); MD
Current: Manager, Machine Learning and Applied Statistics Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
Thesis: Probabilistic similarity networks
Kevin Johnson MD (Johns Hopkins); MS
Current: Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair, Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health I.T. Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David Millis MD (Howard); MS
Current: Psychiatrist at the Center for Psychiatric & Addiction Treatment in Manassas, Virginia
Ricardo Peverini MD (Loma Linda); MS
Current: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Neonatology, Loma Linda University
Jaap Suermondt BS and MS (Stanford); PhD
Current: Vice President and Director of the Analytics Lab at Hewlett Packard
Thesis: Explanation in Bayesian belief networks

Michael Walker BS (Queen's Univ); PhD
Current: Consulting biostatistician, Sunnyvale, California
Thesis: Probability estimation for classification trees and DNA sequence analysis


1991

Suzanne Bakken RN, DNSc (UCSF); Postdoctoral fellow (1991-92)
Current: Professor of Nursing and of Medical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY
Brad Farr MD (University of Utah) PhD
Current: Physician Information Systems Director at Intermountain Health Care Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Utah
Thesis: Assessment of preferences through simulated decision scenarios
Edward Herskovits MD (UCLA); PhD
Current: Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: Computer-based probabilistic-network construction

Harold Lehmann MD (Columbia); PhD Board Certified Pediatrician
Current: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Joint with Biomedical Information Sciences and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University.
Thesis: A Bayesian computer-based approach to the physician's use of the clinical research literature


1990

Thierry Barsalou MD (Paris); PhD
Current: Vice President, R&D Informatics, Ipsen (French pharmaceutical company)
Thesis: View objects for relational database

Martin Chavez BS and SM (Harvard); PhD
Current: Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs, Technology Division
Thesis: Architectures and approximation algorithms for probabilistic expert systems
Eric Horvitz BA (Binghamton University); PhD , MD (1993)
Current: Senior Researcher, Decision Theory Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA.
Thesis: Computation and action under bounded resources
Holly Jimison BS (Illinois); PhD
Current: Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University
Research interests: Consumer Health Informatics, with an emphasis on in-home monitoring and technology for successful aging. 
Thesis: A Representation for gaining insight into clinical decision models
Leslie Lenert MD (UCLA); MS
Current: Associate Chair for Ambulatory Care, Dept. of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah School of Medicine and Principal at Informatics Experts
Richard Lin MD and MPH (UCSF); MS
Current: Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, SUNY Stony Brook
Jeanette Polaschek BSN and MS (Boston University); MS
Current: Hospital Management Consultant
Eric Sherman MD (NYU); MS
Current: Private practice, New York City

Michael Shwe BS (Stanford); MS
Current: Development Manager, Automation Strategies at Kana Communications


1989

Russ Altman AB (Harvard); PhD
Current: Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics and Medicine (and Computer Science, by courtesy), Stanford University.
Thesis: Exclusion methods for the determination of protein structure from experimental data
Curt Langlotz AB, MS (Stanford); MD/PhD
Current: Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
Thesis: A Decision-theoretic approach to heuristic planning

John Reed BS, MBA (University of Michigan); MS
Current: Managing Director, Risk Management Solutions, Inc, Newark CA

George Thomsen MD (Loma Linda); MS
Current: Private practice Pulmonary Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah


1988

Homer Chin MD (Dartmouth); MS
Current: Medical Director for Clinical Information Systems (Kaiser Permanente Northwest Division)
Joan Differding BA (Swarthmore); MS
Current: Computer Scientist at NASA/Recom Technologies
Michael Goldbaum MD (Tulane); MS
Current: Professor of Ophthalmology, Co-director Retina and Vitreous Service, University of California at San Diego.
Michael Kahn MD (UC San Diego); PhD UCSF
Current: Director of Research, Rodeer Systems, Boulder, CO
Thesis: Model-based interpretation of time-ordered medical data

Mark Musen MD (Brown); PhD Board-Certified Internist
Current: Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Thesis: Generation of model-based knowledge-acquisition tools for clinical-trial advice systems

Don Rucker MD (Univ.of Pennsylvania); MBA(1987), MS
Current: Chief Medical Officer, Premise Health

1987

Mark Frisse MD, MBA (Washington Univ.); MS
Current: Director, Regional Informatics Programs and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
Janet McLaughlin MS (UC Davis); MS
Current: Principal, Videre Design
Leslie Perreault BA (Stanford); MS
Current: Writer and independant consultant, California.

Isabelle de Zegher-Geets MD, MS (Belgium); MS
Current: Chief Data Officer, Development, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland


1986

Stephen Downs BA (Colorado); MD (1985), MS
Current: Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, General and Community Pediatrics, Indiana University; Director, Children's Health Services Research, Indiana University; Associate Director for Decision Sciences, Regenstrief Institute

Glenn Rennels MD (Dartmouth); PhD
Current: Chief Technology Officer and senior physician (Anesthesiology), Permanente Medical Group
Thesis: A computational model of reasoning from the clinical literature


1985

Greg Cooper BS (MIT); PhD (1985), MD (1986)
Current: Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh; Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics; Director of the Center for Causal Discovery
Thesis: NESTOR : a computer-based medical diagnostic aid that integrates casual and probabilistic knowledge


1975-76

Edward H. Shortliffe  AB (Harvard, 1970); PhD (1975), MD (1976)
Current: Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Senior Advisor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ;  Adjunct Professor
Of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY;  Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Research (Health Informatics), Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY;  Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
Thesis:  Computer-Based Medical Consultations:  MYCIN (1975)
Book version available online at http://www.shortliffe.net/Shortliffe-1976/MYCIN%20thesis%20Book.htm (1976)


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