Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Atropos Health

Saurabh Gombar is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Atropos Health as well as adjunct faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine. Atropos Health provides the worlds first clinical informatics consult allowing physicians to create on demand RWE to inform clinical care.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.

Track Chair: - Courtney McFall, UCSF
- Ben Rubin, UCSF

Patient-centric data – Real-World Evidence (RWE) and Real-World Data (RWD) - is becoming instrumental in the drug development process and for health care decisions in general. This data is not only informative for the process from discovery to new indications, clinical trial design, and drug development, it also can be of value to monitor post-marketing drug safety and for decision support in clinical practice. As the data becomes a decision driver, science companies and medical organizations are increasingly focused on leveraging RWD and RWE to not only better understand the patient populations using their drugs and the respective outcomes, but also to accelerate clinical decision support. This session will focus on the various aspects of integrating RWE and RWD to support drug development and clinical decision support.


  • Clinical Studies Using RWD (PANEL)
    - Liora Schultz, Stanford
    - Sanket Dhurva, UCSF
    - Eze Abosi, Optum Life Sciences
    - Motiur Rahman, FDA
    - Aaron Kamauu, Navidence
  • Beyond the EHR: Acquisition of RWD Types to Enable Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Riley Bove, UCSF
    - Anna Berry, Sypase
    - Ashley Brenton, Optum
    - Vasu Chandrasekaran, Ontada
  • Data Linkage, Harmonization, and Quality (PANEL)
    Chair: Vivek Rudrapatna, UCSF
    - Rohit Vashisht, UCSF
    - Adam Asare, QLHC
    - Dan Riskin, Verantos
    - Wanmei Ou, Ontada
    - Mindy DeRouen, UCSF
    - Saurabh Gombar, Atropos Health
  • Using RWE to Uncover and Address Health Disparities (PANEL)
    Chair: Chris Boone, AbbVie
    - Robert Hiatt, UCSF
    - Abasi Ene-Obong, 54gene
    - Nuray Yurt, Novartis Oncology
    - Alice Popejoy, UC Davis Health
    - Vic Spain, Genentech
  • FDA RWD/RWE Draft and Final Guidances
    - Motiur Rahman, FDA
  • From Real-World Data to Regulatory-Grade Real-World Evidence
    Chair: Sheila Walcoff, Goldbug Strategies
  • Session TBA
    Chair: Speaker TBA, Ample