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F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor Term; Director, Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (CTRA); Course Director, Interpretation of the Medical Literature; Co Director, Human Genetics and Clinical Research Core



Dr. Wilson grew up in Connecticut, before attending Harvard College where he graduated with honors in biochemistry. He then attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, before completing his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, he received a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology, which has informed his research ever since. At Yale since 2014, his goal is using patient-level data and advanced analytics to personalize medicine to each individual patient. He is the creator of the popular online course "Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend Is Wrong" on the Coursera platform.

Education & Training

  • MSCE
    University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology (2012)
  • Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • MD
    Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2006)
  • BA
    Harvard College, Biochemistry (2001)


  • Cool, But Now What? Towards Truly Interventional Data Science
    Durham, United States 2019
  • Improving AKI Care Through Data Science and Digital Health Interventions
    London, United Kingdom 2019
  • National Kidney Foundation
    Orlando, United States 2017
  • American Socieity of Nephrology (ASN)
    Chicago, United States 2016

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Maurice F. Attie Junior Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System2008
Charles F. Hamilton Award for Excellence in Pulmonary MedicineColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor SocietyColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006
Robert F. Loeb Award for Excellence in MedicineColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006

Professional Service

American Society of NephrologyKidney Week Advances in Research Conference on Systems Biology and Machine Learning2019
Impact FactorWeekly medical commentary video on Medscape.com2018 - Present
World Trade Center Research Review Group, DCD/NIOSHMember2016
Seminars in DialysisEditor2013
JAMA, CJASN, FASN, American Journal of Nephrology, Journal of Critical Care, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, PLOS One, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Journal of the American Medical Informatics, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet.Reviewer2012 - Present

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