Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Institute Director and Distinguished Professor, UCSF; Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health System

Biography
Atul Butte is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF, and is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, the tenth largest by revenue in the United States, with 20 health professional schools, 6 academic health centers, and 10 hospitals. Dr. Butte is an inventor on 24 patents and has authored over 200 publications, with research repeatedly featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Dr. Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science in 2013. Dr. Butte is also a co-founder of Personalis (IPO, 2019), providing medical genome sequencing services, Carmenta (acquired by Progenity, 2015), discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs using AI.