Nigam Shah

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics Stanford University

Dr. Nigam H. Shah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at the Stanford School of Medicine. His group builds ontology-based applications to improve search, integration and use of unstructured biomedical information. Recently, his group has shown that by mining the unstructured clinical notes for patterns of mentions of disease conditions, drug names and the temporal ordering of the drugs and diseases, is it possible to detect the known associations between drugs and their adverse effects—on average 2 years before their respective safety alerts are issued. He teaches on the topics of how to use biomedical ontologies for data mining as well as on current trends & future directions in data-driven medicine. ( and