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Dr. Herbert Chase

dr-herb-chaseDr. Herbert Chase is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Digital Transformation for the academic year 2013-2014.

For over thirty years, Herbert Chase, MD, MA, has been teaching clinical medicine and basic science to medical students, interns and residents, and junior and senior faculty at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a board certified Internist and Nephrologist who spent the early part of his career as a basic scientist. After shifting his interest from research to education, he developed, directed and participated in several major medical school courses. In 2000 he was appointed the first Deputy Dean for Education at Yale School of Medicine where he introduced several major programmatic changes. In 2006 he returned to Columbia to enter the Masters program in Biomedical Informatics as a Post Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Chase has been recognized for his outstanding teaching with many awards including the Presidential Teaching Award of Columbia University.

Dr. Chase is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine (in Biomedical Informatics) involved in multiple research projects exploring the development and integration of artificial intelligence in improving medical practice. Project include developing automated methods to detect chronic kidney disease in its earliest stages; machine-assessment of the status of a patient’s condition; implementing strategies for pharmacovigilance operating through the electronic medical record; and creation of a patient record summary in the EHR. He was a medical advisor to the IBM team developing the medical version of Watson and is currently a member of the Watson Healthcare Advisory Board.

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