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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



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)
  • MD
    Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2006)
  • BA
    Harvard College, Biochemistry (2001)
  • Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2011)


  • 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
Charles F. Hamilton Award for Excellence in Pulmonary MedicineColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons2006

Professional Service

Clinical Journal of American Society of NephrologyAssociate Editor2018 - Present

Departments & Organizations