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BIO

This interactive timeline is a visual story of my transition from the childhood dream of becoming a clinician to aspiring for a career in biomedical informatics.

(Please hover on the images to see the story) 
 

Third year of
Medical School

Arunachalam Kumar M.D. introduced me to Chaos Theory and fractals, suggested I read this book.

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He is an unconventional genius and a polymath: an anatomist, researcher, author, ornithologist, entomologist, cricket officiator...

Final year of Medical School
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I discussed these ideas with Vardendra Kulkarni M.D., my mentor, and Professor of Pathology. He encouraged me to present a poster at a medical conference.

The judges felt that my presentation, was a comprehensive synthesis but lacked original experimental data.

Fall 2014
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I secured a rank of 400 amongst 200,000 medical aspirants in my state, and got into JJM Medical College,

Davangere, India.

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Physiology, Pathology and Internal Medicine were my favourite subjects.

Clinical Rotations
(House Surgeon)

I thus began collecting DATA by collaborating with my professors and resident physicians, eventually leading to 15+ original publications, conference presentations, and posters.

This process of finding new knowledge became addictive!

Clinical Rotations
(House Surgeon)
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While researching dengue fever, my Internal Medicine professor,

U R Raaju M.D.,  was impressed with my novel way of looking at problems and strongly encouraged me to consider research as a

full-time career (more than just a hobby!)

I gave it a lot of thought and discussed my aspirations with many senior physicians, and scientists. I also attended the Developing Indian Physician-Scientist Workshop, CSIR-IGIB, and came to realize that my true calling is Medical Research.

(Of course, a Ph.D.)

I scored 324 (Quant: 170/170, Verbal: 154/170)

September 2020

The last time I studied math was in high school.

My Quant scores gave me and my family the confidence that

I can venture into the world of statistics and machine learning. 

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Fall '21 - Spring '22

I completed the Advanced Certificate Program in Digital Health and Imaging from IISc, Bangalore.

Takeaways:

  • Introduction to Probability, Machine learning & Deep learning

  • Overview of applications of ML/DL in medicine

  • Advantages of having a clinical background in Medical Informatics

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Here I am, at Carnegie Mellon University, pursuing my 

MS in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced Study)

at Mellon College of Science.

MS Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics

My next step is a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics. 
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Learning Goals:
I want to delve deeper into my understanding of Medicine, the mathematical and computational foundations of Machine Learning, and Healthcare Policymaking.

My Long-term Vision

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Connect with me:

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