2020-2021 Cohort

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Ramsey Wehbe is a newly minted cardiologist, having just completed his cardiology training at Northwestern Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University before crossing Tobacco Road to attend medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to attending medical school, he spent a year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a clinical research fellow where his love of data science blossomed. After medical school, he moved to Chicago where he completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular disease, both at Northwestern. He used the skills in statistical analysis he learned at the NIH to engage in clinical research related to cardiovascular disease and specifically heart failure throughout his medical training, gaining a strong appreciation of how the power of data can unlock insights that can lead to improved outcomes and smarter delivery of care.

More recently, Ramsey has seen practical AI solutions make their way into cardiovascular care as the promise of big data in medicine is finally being realized. Rather than engineers and clinicians working in their respective silos to develop AI solutions, Ramsey is a firm believer that a physician scientist trained in AI can provide a vital bridge that is necessary to develop truly groundbreaking innovations in medicine. He believes a metric of success will be when AI is so ingrained into the practice of medicine that we no longer refer to it as a separate discipline of “AI in medicine”, but rather simply “medicine”.

Ramsey is part of the inaugural class of AI fellows from the Northwestern Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s collaboration with the McCormick School of Engineering’s CS+X  program. After completing the program, he plans to return to clinical training to complete a subspecialty fellowship in advanced heart failure. As a physician with advanced subspecialty training and AI expertise, he hopes to leverage his unique training background to transform the care of patients with heart failure for the better.