Digital health center launches to connect faculty with tech companies

Dr. Sumbul Desai
Sumbul Desai

The School of Medicine has launched a center to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies to develop, test and implement new digital health tools.

The Center for Digital Health aims to advance the field of digital health by promoting these partnerships, performing clinical research and educating the next generation of physicians and digital health care leaders.

“Digital health is a space where Stanford should be leading the way,” said SUMBUL DESAI, clinical associate professor of medicine and executive director of the center. “The new center will be focused on leveraging our resources and encouraging collaborations that will lead to better health care through digital technology.”

LLOYD MINOR, dean of the School of Medicine, said the center will further advance Stanford’s mission to improve patient care through precision health.

“With our biomedical expertise and location in Silicon Valley, Stanford Medicine is uniquely positioned to be a leader in the field of digital health,” he said. “The new Center for Digital Health fits well within the framework of the biomedical revolution in precision health at Stanford by using the most advanced digital technologies and tools to develop care that is tailored to individual patients.”

See Desai’s interview from the Big Data in Biomedicine Conference on YouTube.

Read more on the School of Medicine website.