Computational Medicine in the Era of Percision Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges


Computational Medicine in the Era of Percision Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, March 3, 2016
3:30PM – 5PM
POB 6.304

Ronald M. Peschock, M.D.

Precision medicine tailors medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. Computational medicine has the potential to play a crucial role in the precise characterization of individuals and identifying the best individualized therapy and outcome. However, bringing computational medicine approaches to the bedside will pose important challenges including their integration into existing clinical practice and application of this precise characterization in clinical decision making. Growth of the use of computational medicine in this new era of precision medicine will require close collaboration between centers of excellence in compuational medicine and clinicians who can interpret this knowledge to directly impact clinical care.

Ronald M. Peshock, M.D., is Vice Chairman of Informatics for Radiology and Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular imaging, and imaging informatics. Dr. Peshock’s research has focused on the development and use of magnetic resonance imaging in investigation of cardiovascular disease. These studies began with the creation and validation of basic MRI techniques to assess cardiac structure and function which have subsequently been applied to a wide range of physiological and clinical questions. These include the evaluation of ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cerebral blood flow, alterations in skeletal muscle blood flow in the setting of exercise, and investigating links between changes in vascular stiffness and structural changes in the brain. These approaches have also been applied in the Dallas Heart Study, a population based study of cardiovascular health in Dallas County. In the area of clinical informatics, he has worked to implement electronic medical records, PACS and other systems to translate technology into clinical processes.

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