Nigam Shah

Professor, Stanford University

Nigam Shah is Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University and serves as the Chief Data Scientist for Stanford Health Care. Dr. Shah’s research group analyzes multiple types of health data (EHR, Claims, Wearables, Weblogs, and Patient blogs), to answer clinical questions, generate insights, and build predictive models for the learning health system. His most recent effort was on using aggregate patient data at the bedside via a specialty consultation service, which was cited by the director of the National Library of Medicine in her testimony to the US Congress. Dr. Shah is an inventor on eight patents and patent applications, has authored over 200 scientific publications and has co-founded two companies. Dr. Shah was elected into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2015 and was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2016. He holds an MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India, a PhD from Penn State University and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University.