Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS)
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Isaac (Zak) Kohane
|Isaac (Zak) Kohane, MD, PhD
Director, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program
Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology
Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Co-Director, HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics
Director of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine
Cambridge, MA, USA
SMArt Semantics for Clinical Healthcare Delivery
Isaac (Zak) Kohane is the director of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program and is the Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also the co-Director of the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Director of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine. Dr. Kohane leads multiple collaborations at Harvard Medical School and its hospital affiliates in the use of genomics and computer science to study diseases (particularly cancer and autism) through the perspective of biological development. He also has developed several computer systems to allow multiple hospital systems to be used as “living laboratories” to study the genetic basis of disease while preserving patient privacy. Among these, the i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) National Computing Center has been deployed at over 52 academic health centers internationally.
Dr. Kohane has published over 200 papers in the medical literature and authored a widely used book on Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics. He has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the Institute of Medicine. He leads a doctoral program in genomics and bioinformatics at the Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT. He is also a practicing pediatric endocrinologist and father of three energetic children.