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Federally Funded Researcher Tsung-Ting (Tim) Kuo, PhD Brings AI, Machine Learning Expertise to Yale Surgery

February 27, 2024
by Cecelia Smith

Tsung-Ting (Tim) Kuo, PhD, has been recruited as a faculty member in the Section of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science (BIDS) with a secondary appointment at the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Kuo, a trailblazer in his field, focuses his federally funded work centers on blockchain technologies, machine learning, and natural language processing, with a particular emphasis on transformative applications in biomedical, healthcare, and genomic studies.

"Dr. Kuo’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of interdisciplinary excellence, setting the stage for impactful collaborations and groundbreaking discoveries," said Nita Ahuja, MD MBA, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale.

Previously, Dr. Kuo served as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), where he worked for many years with Lucila Ohno-Machado MD, MBA, PhD, prior to her move to Yale as Deputy Dean and Chair for Biomedical Informatics.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kuo to Yale. His work represents an effective bridge between artificial intelligence research and surgery, and sets the stage for impactful collaboration,” said Dr. Ohno-Machado.

As a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSD DBMI, Dr. Kuo received the prestigious UCSD Chancellor’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. He was a major contributor towards the UCSD DBMI team winning the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) healthcare blockchain challenge, and also the National Taiwan University team winning the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) Cup competition four times. He was awarded a NIH R01 Research Project Grant, a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award with an Administrative Supplement, a R13 Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings Grant, as well as UCSD Academic Senate Health Science Research Grants.

Submitted by Stevi Kramer on March 04, 2024