Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chief of Bioinformatics, ASCO CancerLinQ

George Komatsoulis is the Chief of Bioinformatics at CancerLinQ, a rapid learning healthcare program at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. CancerLinQ uses standard clinical care data from Electronic Health Records to create a national cohort that participating practices can use to improve outcomes for their patients. Prior to coming to CancerLinQ, Dr. Komatsoulis spent 12 years at the NIH, working at the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Biotechnology Information. At the NIH, he spearheaded the development of innovative biomedical informatics capabilities including the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots, the NIH Commons Credits Model and semantic technology to support interoperability. From 1997 – 2004, Dr. Komatsoulis was a bioinformatics scientist at Human Genome Sciences, Inc. after completing a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and post-doctoral work in Biochemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Mathematics at the University of Southern California.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Data aggregation and data analysis is critical for acceleration of precision medicine, for enabling new discoveries, and for the development of efficient new treatment protocols for patients. This session will demonstrate with the help of powerful use cases the need for data collection, analysis, and interpretation for improved patient-care.

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