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Michael Choma, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct


Dr. Choma is a physician-engineer with expertise in digital health, AI/computer vision, medical imaging, medical physiology, and biomedical optics. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yale, where he teaches Data and Clinical Decision-Making (ENAS 523). His writings on the the ongoing evolution of medicine in the era of data and computation can be found at Digital Clinical. He tweets at @drmichaelchoma.

Dr. Choma also is the VP Clinical at LookDeep Health, a Bay-Area startup that develops AI/computer vision technologies for inpatient telemedicine and patient monitoring. He leads their clinical science efforts, with an emphasis on leveraging several academic-industrial partnerships that focus on high-value clinical use-cases (e.g. preventing avoidable harm).

Previously, Dr. Choma was full-time faculty at Yale as an Associate Professor. He ran an NIH-funded biophotonics laboratory that developed optical coherence tomography (OCT) technologies to study pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology. In addition, he was an attending physician in the Yale-New Haven Primary Care Clinic. His prior experience also includes working on the brain-computer interface project at Meta (previously Facebook).

Dr. Choma received his MD and PhD degrees from Duke University. He trained in general pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and his postdoc was at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Duke University (2006)
  • PhD
    Duke University (2004)
  • Intern
    Children's Hospital Boston
  • Resident
    Children's Hospital Boston
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital

Honors & Recognition

Numenta Startup Prize2015
Theodore von Kármán Fellowship, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)2014

Departments & Organizations