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Peter Gershkovich, MD, MHA

Research Scientist in Pathology; Director, Section of Pathology Informatics and Cancer Data Science, Pathology

Contact Information

Peter Gershkovich, MD, MHA

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Pathology

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208023

    New Haven, CT 06520-8023

    United States



Dr. Gershkovich joined Pathology Department in 2004 shortly after completing the NLM funded fellowship training at Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Since that time he led the development of novel, cutting-edge software to mesh emerging technologies with existing commercial Laboratory Information System, robotic laboratory instruments, Digital Pathology equipment, and the Hospital EMR. Dr. Gershkovich was recently appointed as the Director, Section of Pathology Informatics and Cancer Data Science within the YSM Department of Pathology. He is also being promoted to an Associate Professor on the Clinical Track (pending the completion of the standard University approval processes).

Dr. Gershkovich is interested in clinical information visualization, DNA sequencing analysis, NLP, and full-text search of clinical data, focusing on how to better assemble, compile, and deliver relevant information at the point where a clinical decision needs to be made.

A key underlying philosophy in all of his software development has been to develop solutions that integrate into the daily workflow of the Pathology Department.

Most recently, in response to COVID epidemics, his group rapidly created and deployed a suite of software modules to support SARS-CoV-2 testing, further demonstrating that implanting software engineering activities in clinical services and translational research is essential for modern patient care.

This work is critical for patient safety, the integration and accuracy of new diagnostic techniques, continuous quality improvement, and workflow reengineering in medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University, Yale Center for Medical Informatics (2002)
  • MHA
    Suffolk University (1996)
  • MD
    Altai State Medical University (1987)

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