Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

 Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSF

Vivek Rudrapatna is a physician and a clinical data scientist. His research group works on developing new methods for analyzing electronic health records and other large datasets to uncover real-world evidence on treatment effects. Vivek is a practicing gastroenterologist and specializes in the treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). As a clinician, a researcher, and a patient, he is interested in the study of precision medicine as it pertains to this patient population. His group is working on the development of algorithms to predict which patients may be at greater risk for developing the condition and to optimize treatment selection for IBD patients. He hopes that this work may eventually lead to a future where we can prevent IBD altogether. Vivek received his AB from Harvard (2006), his MD/PhD from Mount Sinai (2014), internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine (2016), and gastroenterology fellowship at UCSF (2020).

 Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University

Dr. Wu's works on cardiovascular genomics and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The main goals are to (i) understand basic disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery and screening, (iii) develop “clinical trial in a dish” concept, and (iv) implement precision medicine for patients. Dr. Wu has published >450 manuscripts with H-index of 110 on Google scholar. He is listed as top 1% of highly cited researchers by Web of Science for past 4 years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). Dr. Wu serves on the FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee. Dr. Wu is an elected member of Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association of Physicians (AAP), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM).