Clinical Informatics Fellows

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Tokunbo (Toks) Akande, MD, MPH, FAAP

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Dr. Akande is joining us from Sanford Health in Minnesota, where he has been attending for the past two years. He completed medical school in Nigeria where he served as a Medical Officer, then completed a MPH degree at Johns Hopkins, where he proceeded to conduct systematic reviews at their Evidence-based Practice Center and their Center for Clinical Global Health Education. He completed a pediatric residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and is board certified in Pediatrics. During residency, he created a clinical rule to improve screening of teenagers for intimate partner violence; and in Minnesota, he was an Epic physician champion where he designed clinical decision support. His research interests include optimizing EHRs, patient/medication safety, patient portals, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Xinran (Leo) Liu, MD

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Leo is finishing residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. Prior to residency, he studied Chemistry at Cornell University and completed his MD at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. During medical school, Leo was co-founder and editor-in-chief of UndergroundMed, a student community focused on creating videos to teach clinical topics from the student’s point of view. He was selected as the 2013 Rolf C. Syvertsen Fellow, an award presented to a single fourth year medical student at Dartmouth who exhibited scholastic excellence of the highest order, breadth of human concern, community spirit, selfless mentoring of other students, and a deep love of medicine and of sharing their knowledge of it. During residency, he has been involved in using multimedia for patient education of gastroesophageal reflux disease; and has been working with Dr. Thomas Payne on examining the feasibility of using speech recognition to facilitate timely entry of admission notes.

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Craig Monsen, MD

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Craig Monsen is finishing residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to residency he studied Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard, where he was awarded Highest Honors. He completed his MD at Johns Hopkins, where he was the President of the Medical Student Senate. While in medical school, he founded and served as CEO of Symcat, a venture-backed, award-winning company that builds software leveraging data-driven algorithms and mobile technologies to improve triage of patients with undifferentiated symptoms.
In addition to Symcat, Craig has worked on a number of clinical informatics initiatives during residency including developing a patient risk stratification algorithm that outperforms the industry standard DxCG risk adjustment methodology, and a text message appointment reminder system that has reduced patient no shows by 20%. He writes about and has been an invited speaker on topics of consumer engagement and big data. Craig continues to cultivate his strong interest in using technology to support the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim.

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Reza Sadeghian, MD, MBA, MSc

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Dr. Sadeghian has recently completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama. He completed medical school at St. George’s University, then a Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University, followed by a NLM post-doctoral position/M.S. at the University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. He has extensive experience as a health care consultant, including having served as a Director of IT services at a clinical practice, and having led ICD-10 conversion efforts. His research interests include telemedicine, clinical decision support, mobile applications, EHR optimization, and machine learning. He is interested in improving healthcare value, quality and safety; as well as increasing access to care in underserved areas.

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