Sanjat Kanjilal

Sanjat Kanjilal

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Assistant Professor – Harvard Medical School

am a physician, researcher, and educator. My roles encompass being a clinician-scientist in a major academic institution, the Associate Medical Director for a large clinical microbiology laboratory, an attending physician in infectious diseases, a Director of a core microbiology course for medical students and a scientific advisor to start-up companies. My research interests focus on harnessing observational and experimental data to improve the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Specific areas of work include the development of decision support tools built over machine learning models that assist healthcare providers in a variety of tasks such as antibiotic treatments and diagnostic testing strategies. My long term goal is to improve medical decision making by integrating accurate and interpretable artificial intelligence decision algorithms into clinical workflows. As part of my work, I collaborate with scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Clinically, I help direct the microbiology laboratory at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and attend on the general infectious diseases consult service. I also direct HST 040, Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis, which is a core course for 2nd year students in the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. Lastly, I am a scientific advisor to start-up companies seeking to use AI to improve diagnostics for infection and antibiotic resistance.
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