Synthetic Intelligence at affected person’s service, with Austin Chiang and Andrew Laine

Synthetic Intelligence at affected person’s service

Courtesy of

Dr. Andrew F. Laine

Percy Okay. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology (Physics)
Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia College

Dr. Austin Chiang, PS’11 MD MPH

Chief Medical Officer of the gastrointestinal enterprise, Medtronic
Assistant Professor of Drugs, Thomas Jefferson College

In dialog with:

Dr. Frances Onyimba, PS’12

Assistant Professor at College of Maryland Faculty of Drugs

Synthetic intelligence, or the usage of machine-learning algorithms and deep studying software program to imitate human cognition or rationality, has turn out to be the spine for a lot of of our day by day actions. Now, the appliance of synthetic intelligence (AI) for the evaluation of healthcare information is on the rise, particularly throughout the areas of precision drugs, diagnostics, and affected person monitoring. These applied sciences have the potential to revolutionize affected person care and disrupt the processes of healthcare organizations. However what can we count on as these applied sciences are carried out into the fields of Healthcare and Drugs, which have been rooted in human contact? 

On this dialogue, Dr. Austin Chiang, Chief Medical Officer of Medtronic Gastroenterology, the primary firm to launch AI software program for colonoscopy, and Columbia College’s Professor Andrew Laine, who research the mathematical evaluation of computer-aided prognosis, discover the state of the sector, moral concerns/pitfalls, and the impression on affected person care.

Time might be allotted for Q&A.


Andrew F. Laine is the director of the Heffner Biomedical Imaging Lab at Columbia, the place he focuses on the mathematical evaluation and quantification of medical photographs, sign and picture processing, computer-aided prognosis and biomedical / imaging informatics. His work relies on imaging constructions on the molecular, mobile, tissue, and organ ranges of study. The purpose is to develop biomedical know-how for unmet medical wants and to transition that know-how into industrial merchandise that may enhance healthcare and save lives.

Laine was the primary to make use of multiscale “wavelet” illustration to reinforce refined particulars in mammograms. At the moment, the algorithm he developed in 1992 is utilized in nearly all industrial digital mammography techniques. Presently, Laine is making use of multiresolution wavelet strategies to categorise pulmonary emphysema. He’s additionally collaborating on a venture in medical informatics to allow clinicians to raised diagnose a affected person utilizing each textual content and annotated findings from medical photographs. Laine’s work attracts on such strategies as time-frequency decompositions/representations, speckle monitoring, texture evaluation, machine and deep studying, variational segmentation, parametric deformable fashions, and picture reconstructions.

Laine acquired a BS in organic science from Cornell College in 1977, an MS in chemistry from the College of Connecticut in 1980, and a DSc in pc science from Washington College, St. Louis, in 1989. He’s a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Worldwide Federation for Medical and Organic Engineering. He’s additionally a member of Columbia’s Information Science Institute. 


Austin Chiang is a triple board-certified, twin ivy-league (Harvard, Columbia) educated and skilled gastroenterologist and superior endoscopist. In October 2021, he grew to become the primary Chief Medical Officer of the gastrointestinal enterprise for Medtronic, the world’s main medical system firm chargeable for merchandise together with Barrx radiofrequency ablation gadgets, Pillcam capsule endoscopy merchandise, EndoFLIP, Bravo, Sharkcore, and GI Genius the first-to-market AI-assisted polyp detection system to assist endoscopists higher forestall colon most cancers. Dr. Chiang’s pursuits embody novel endoscopic weight reduction remedies in addition to the complicated interventional endoscopic procedures together with the prognosis and therapy of assorted gastrointestinal situations and their problems. These embody quite a lot of cancers affecting the gastrointestinal tract such because the pancreas, bile duct, esophagus, abdomen, colon, and liver cancers.

Dr. Chiang is presently an Assistant Professor of Drugs at Jefferson Well being (Thomas Jefferson College Hospitals) in Philadelphia, PA, and serves because the Director of the Endoscopic Weight Loss Program and Chief Medical Social Media Officer for the well being system. He’s absolutely licensed and credentialed within the states of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Having skilled on the solely devoted bariatric endoscopy program, he’s one in every of few triple board-certified superior endoscopy-trained physicians on this planet. His triple-board certifications embody Inner Drugs and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Inner Drugs, and in Weight problems Drugs by the American Board of Weight problems Drugs.


Frances Onyimba MD is a gastroenterologist at WellSpan Digestive Well being specializing in constructing multidisciplinary, specialised foregut applications. Previous to that, she was on the College of Maryland Medical Heart treating sufferers with esophageal illnesses and GI motility issues. She accomplished medical faculty at Columbia College Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons previous to finishing her inner drugs residency and a fellowship in GI motility and Neurogastroenterology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She subsequently accomplished her basic GI fellowship at College of California San Diego, the place she served as a chief fellow. In 2019, she was chosen into the Younger Doctor Management Students Program by the American Faculty of Gastroenterology for management growth and doctor advocacy. Her pursuits embody well being communications and revolutionary applications and practices inside healthcare.

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