Isaac Kohane, MD

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Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, co-directs the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He applies computational techniques, whole genome analysis, and functional genomics to study human diseases through the developmental lens, and particularly through the use of animal model systems.

Dr. Kohane is also the Director of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard. He is the Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program and is the Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at HMS.

He is also a founder of the Center for Outcome and Policy Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and founder and Associate Director for the Center for Genetic Epidemiology at HMS.

Dr. Kohane leads multiple collaborations at HMS and is hospital affiliates in the use of genomics and computer science to study cancer and the development of the brain (with emphasis on autism). He has developed several computer systems to allow multiple hospital systems to be used as “living laboratories” to study the genetic basis of disease while preserving patient privacy.

Dr. Kohane’s research builds on his doctoral work in computer science on decision-support and subsequent research in machine-learning applied to biomedicine. Dr. Kohane leads several NIH-funded efforts to translate genomic research into clinical practice and continues his own practice in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kohane has published over 200 papers in the medical literature and authored a widely used book on Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics. He has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the Institute of Medicine.


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