Nigam Shah

Nigam Shah, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University

Dr. Nigam Shah is Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University and an executive member of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. Dr. Shah’s research focuses on combining machine learning with prior knowledge in medical ontologies to enable the learning health system. Dr. Shah is an inventor on several patents on using ontologies for data mining, and has co-founded three companies.

He co-chairs the Analytics working group at Center for Population Health Sciences and serves as Associate CIO for Data Science at Stanford Health Care, leading their program for AI in healthcare. He is passionate about leading efforts that use informatics to change the practice of medicine. His team runs the country’s first service to use aggregate clinical data at the bedside for decision making.

Dr. Shah holds an MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India, a PhD from Penn State University and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University.  He received the AMIA New Investigator Award and the Stanford Biosciences Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in his graduate class on “Data driven medicine” in 2013. Dr. Shah was elected into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2015, was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2016, and selected into the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy for 2016-2017.

He lives in Menlo Park, and enjoys hiking in the Peninsula Open Space Preserves with his wife and two boys.

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