Nigam H. Shah, Ph.D

Columnist: Nigam H. Shah, Ph.D

Dr. Nigam H. Shah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Shah’s research is focused on developing applications of bio-ontologies, specifically building novel approaches to annotate, index, integrate and analyze diverse information types available in biomedicine. He teaches on the topics of how to make and use biomedical ontologies, current trends & future directions in biomedical ontologies and reasoning with biomedical data – in the form of tutorials at professional conferences and in Stanford graduate courses. Dr. Shah holds an MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India, a PhD from Penn State University, USA and completed post-doctoral training at the Stanford Medical School; He co-chairs the Bio-Ontologies meeting at the Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology conference since 2008.