Associate Director, Samuel Oshin Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti is Vice Chair of Operations in the Department of Computational Biomedicine and Associate Director of Computational Oncology in the Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He received his PhD from Stanford University where he focused on the development of novel statistical and computational methods for observational data mining. Over the past 14 years, he has applied these methods to drug safety surveillance and the discovery of dangerous adverse drug effects and has identified and validated previously unknown serious drug-drug interactions. His lab at Cedars-Sinai is focused on using massive-scale real clinical and molecular data for making robust and validated scientific discoveries, with a particular focus on detecting, explaining, and validating drug effects and drug interactions. Dr. Tatonetti has published over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications across medicine, systems biology, machine learning, and bioinformatics. He is passionate about the integration of real-world data (such as those stored in the electronic health records) and high-dimensional biological data (captured using next-generation sequencing, high-throughput screening, and other “omics” technologies) to reimagine and rescale the scientific method.