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Stephane Meystre MD, PhD

Endowed Chair, SmartState Chair of the Translational Biomedical Informatics Center for Economic Exce

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Unstructured clinical data reuse, for clinical research, quality improvement, public health, and other purposes.
  • Patient privacy protection, with data de-identification and anonymization.
  • Natural language processing application on clinical text, for information extraction, semantic analysis, and summarization.
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Dr. Meystre joined the Medical University of South Carolina as the SmartState Endowed Chair in Translational Biomedical Informatics in August 2016. Dr. Meystre has a medical training and background with an MD from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and several years of clinical experience, and graduate education and experience in biomedical informatics and Natural Language Processing (NLP) with a MS from the University of California, Davis and a PhD from the University of Utah. He has developed and evaluated NLP systems for clinical practice and for research, and led several projects applying NLP to clinical text for automatic text de-identification and clinical information extraction. He is the Founder and CEO of Clinacuity, Inc.

After two years of healthcare IT experience in Switzerland, leading the design of a cancer research information system, he has been an assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, focusing his research on methods and resources to make clinical information easier to use for clinical practice and research, to enable clinical data reuse for clinical decision support and research, and on patient data privacy protection. In these domains, he developed a research team of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, and established multiple interdisciplinary collaborations at the University of Utah, regional, national, and international level. He also initiated technology transfer efforts funded by the NCI and NIGMS and performed by a startup company he created and currently leads (Clinacuity, Inc.). This company was among the few selected to participate in the pilot cohort of the new NIH I-Corps program.

His contributions to community efforts comprise leadership and active participation at department, university, national, and international levels. He is chairing the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Health Information Systems working group, chaired the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) NLP working group, served as member of the AMIA publications committee, and as member-at-large of the AMIA Clinical Research Informatics working group. These contributions also include editorial experiences, as managing editor or editorial board member of international scientific journals, reviewer experiences for multiple conference and scientific journals, and conferences organization (as scientific program committee member). Contributions also include federal research grant review experiences for the NLM, NHLBI, and French National Agency for Research.

Dr. Meystre is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).


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