• Director of Digital Health & Senior Scientist, Techna
  • Chief Data Scientist, UHN Digital

Michael Brudno, PhD

Michael has run a highly successful research program at the University of Toronto and SickKids since 2006. He serves as the Director of SickKids’ Centre for Computational Medicine; and the Scientific Director of HPC4Health, a consortium to provide high performance computing for healthcare. He has experience in developing computational methods for the analysis of large datasets, enabling the automated analysis of patient-related data. He has led large-scale research programs supported by Genome Canada and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and was a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology for two terms.

In his new roles at UHN, Michael will lead a team of developers to foster innovation within the clinical ecosystem—working closely with the health information system (HIS) operational teams and clinical leadership to develop and implement tools that bring new value to clinicians and patients. He will develop digital health applications and infrastructure across UHN’s research and clinical enterprise, and will play key roles in major data science initiatives. I look forward to working closely with him to help shape the vision for data sharing at UHN and to translate research discoveries into the clinic—driving the convergence of care, research and education through digital innovation.