Xinxin (Katie) Zhu, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Data Science

Departments & Organizations

Laboratory Medicine

Center for Medical Informatics


Dr. Zhu brings diverse knowledge and experience across medicine, health program management, and biomedical informatics to her role as the Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Data Science at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining Yale faculty, Dr. Zhu served as an External Advisory Board member of the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University, physician scientist lead for the Center for Computational Health at IBM Watson Research Center, associate medical director at Pfizer, and clinical project manager at Philips. She also worked among a group of healthcare subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through Kforce Government Solutions where she served as Chief Medical Information Officer. She is the recipient of many excellence awards, and author of dozens of scientific publications and 13 filed patents. As an avid member of the American Medical Informatics Association, Dr. Zhu is the 2018 Scientific Program and Women Leadership Committee member, Chair-elect for the Global Health Informatics Working Group and membership chair for the Consumer and Pervasive Health Informatics Working Group. 

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University, Biomedical Informatics
MS Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science
MD China Medical University, Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology

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Xinxin (Katie) Zhu, MD, PhD