Romil Shah

University of Texas - Austin

I knew I wanted to be a doctor from the first time I was injured as a gymnast. Coming from a techy family, however, I knew that I was always going to be interested in how healthcare could be helped by tech. I have spent my career trying to define how different aspects of modern technology can make very real differences in patient’s lives.

I am currently a resident in orthopedic surgery at the UT - Austin. My current projects surround using machine learning to predict patient outcomes from consumer technology like FitBits and make medical diagnoses from imaging technology like X-Rays and MRIs.

In the past, I have created and studied a series of iPhone applications that help patients use their inhalers, a problem that 86% of asthmatics struggle with. I have also created applications that help patients do free physical therapy after surgery which can save patients time and improve their outcomes.

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