Our virtual assistant provides instant genetic interpretation for clinical laboratories and software, genetics, and pharmaceutical companies. The answers are provided by an intelligent super-computer that learns about genetics every day and over time – from the published literature, a bioinformatics pipeline, and questions asked by others.

Our results have been validated against reputable curated data sources, both publicly available as well as proprietary internal sources. Reporting methodology is consistent with American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG 2015 [optional link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4544753/] The idea behind cognitive computing, or artificial intelligence, is that our computer learns by doing, getting at its tasks better over time by crunching more medical information. That iterative process of ingesting more information is what makes MedWhat Bio powerful in the field of genetics.

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Arturo Devesa

Arturo Devesa, Founder & CEO

Arturo is a data scientist researcher and medical entrepreneur. He’s a Research Scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has participated in the Stanford University startup accelerator StartX and StartXMed. Arturo has a Bachelor in Finance ’06, an MBA ’09, and a Masters of Science in Economics and Econometrics ’11 all from Florida Atlantic University. Arturo was a teaching assistant and later an adjunct faculty academic teaching statistics and information technology from 2008-2011 at Florida Atlantic University. Arturo moved in 2012 from Florida to Palo Alto to research & develop MedWhat technology at Stanford University and grow the company in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Oliver Aalami, Stanford University MD, Co-founder & Chief Medical Adviser

Dr. Aalami participated in the StartX program with MedWhat as co-founder and Chief Medical Adviser in 2013. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University (VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)). He developed a patient-controlled health history recording and sharing site (www.mememed.com) and is passionate about innovating in the health information technology space. Dr. Aalami graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University prior to finishing his general surgery residency at UCSF-East Bay. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University.

Mark Musen

Dr. Mark Musen, Director of Biomedical Informatics Research at Stanford University’s Medical School, MedWhat Advisor

Dr. Mark Musen is a professor of medicine and a biomedical informatics researcher. He’s a member of Stanford’s Bio-X and Director of Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research since 1992. Dr. Musen is a principal investigator at the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (2005 – Present). His awards and recognitions include: General Chair, Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap ’11) (2011), Elected Member of Association of American Physicians (2010), Donald A. B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association (2006). His education include a Ph.D. from Stanford University, Medical Information Sciences (1988), an M.D. from Brown University, Medicine (1980), and a Sc.B. from Brown University, Biology (1977). You can learn more about Dr. Mark Musen at http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Mark_Musen

Sasidhar Madugula

Sasidhar Madugula, MD/PhD student at Stanford Medical School

Sasidhar Madugula is a third year MD/PhD student at Stanford Medical School, in neuroscience. Prior to that he completed a master’s in Clinical Neuroscience at Oxford, and a bachelor’s in bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently works on retinal electrophysiology with Professor E.J. Chichilnisky.