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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Arpit Patel, MD

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Arpit Patel, MD is a general surgeon.  Originally from Toronto, Canada, he earned his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, his MD from St. George’s University, and completed his General Surgery residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.  While in training, he developed informatics tools to improve efficiency for surgeons and surgical staff. He hopes to learn more about developing apps to improve clinical care, big data, clinical decision support tools, and improving EHR functionality, especially as informatics relates to perioperative care.  In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, playing various sports, and travels whenever he can.

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Nikita Pozdeyev, PhD

Faculty Advisor

Michael Leu

Nikita Pozdeyev, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist that specializes on the treatment of patients with advanced thyroid cancer.  He went to medical school at Saint-Petersburg Palov Medical University, Russia, did his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD, and completed endocrinology fellowship at the University of Colorado. His doctoral dissertation is related to the study of neuroendocrine regulation of circadian rhythms.  He is interested in learning how to use bioinformatics and discovery science methods to personalize management of thyroid cancer, and is especially interested in how to present these recommendations into daily physician work.  His hobbies are playing chess and computer programming.

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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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