Romil Shah

Resident
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.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.