scientific advisory board member

Isaac Kohane

Isaac Kohane is the Co-Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kohane is also the Director of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard. He is the Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program and is the Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at HMS. He is a founder of the Center for Outcome and Policy Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and founder and Associate Director for the Center for Genetic Epidemiology at HMS. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and of the Society of Pediatric Research, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Kohane leads multiple collaborations at HMS and is hospital affiliates in the use of genomics and computer science to study cancer and the development of the brain (with emphasis on autism). He 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. Dr. Kohane’s research builds on his doctoral work in computer science on decision-support and subsequent research in machine-learning applied to biomedicine. Dr. Kohane leads several NIH-funded efforts to translate genomic research into clinical practice and continues his own practice in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.