Dr. Gil Alterovitz

Director of Artificial Intelligence, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Health Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs

Gil Alterovitz PhD, FACMI, has led national and international collaborative initiatives for developing novel informatics methods and approaches for integrating clinical, pharmaceutical, and genomic information, from research to point-of-care. As a faculty at Harvard/MIT and the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, he has produced over 50 peer-reviewed publications and three books in the field. As a presidential innovation fellow, he has worked on bridging data ecosystems and AI at the interface of several federal organizations, including the White House, HHS/NCI, GSA, DOC, DOE, the CIO Council, and the VA. He co-founded TOP Health with the HHS CTO’s office to bring together industry and government agencies around a data ecosystem (https://goo.gl/TEg6o5). He has worked with the VA on strategies to break silos and transform their data into a national resource.