Speaker Profile

M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford; Research Scientist, Google Health

Dr. McConnell is an MIT-trained bioengineer who completed his MD at Stanford followed by cardiology fellowship and cardiovascular imaging training at Brigham & Women's and Beth Israel Hospitals in Boston. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1998 and remains a Clinical Professor while working nearby at Google Health. He continues part-time clinical activities at Stanford in imaging and Preventive Cardiology and teaching with Stanford Biodesign. He previously directed the Cardiovascular MRI Program and the Preventive Cardiology Clinic in the Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. His research expertise includes novel MRI and molecular imaging techniques, from mouse to man, to evaluate coronary artery and vascular diseases, including the detection and characterization of atherosclerotic plaque and vascular inflammation. He directed the NIH-funded Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford (CVIS). He was also the Director of Cardiovascular Health Innovation and led efforts to integrate mobile health technologies to improve the care of patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, including PI of the MyHeart Counts mHealth research study.

 Session Abstract – PMWC Silicon Valley

Remote sensors that capture health-related data, from CardioMEMs to the Apple Watch, are increasingly common in the modern healthcare landscape. This session will examine both existing applications of remote sensors that derive actionable clinical insights and the future potential for these tools for precision medicine.