John P. Pestian, Ph.D. is an associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. He directs the Computational Medicine Center, a collaborative of healthcare, university and private industry members that was funded by Ohio's Third Frontier program.
Dr. Pestian's lab (pestianlab.cchmc.org) is focused on analyzing clinical free-text using a variety of natural language processing methods. The lab is using this free text in a variety of way to advance personalized medicine like combining it with genomic, clinical and environmental data to select optimal drugs, identify various patient risk factors and do quality enhancement monitoring.
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