Atul Butte leaves Stanford to head up Big Data unit at UCSF.

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts in medical technology, is bringing his time at Stanford to a close. Effective from the 1st of April, he will be heading up the new UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences. This is a significant drive from UCSF to apply ‘big data’ to healthcare.

Having a deep understanding of both biomedical science and advanced computational skills is a rare and coveted commodity. 

“Atul is a visionary leader working at the intersection of the technological and life sciences,” said UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS. “The convergence of these disciplines will revolutionize how we envision wellness and medicine in the future. Under Atul’s leadership, our new Institute of Computational Health Sciences will position UCSF at the forefront of this revolution in health.”

Butte has also been named as executive director of clinical informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services.

For the complete story, the UCSF release can be read here