Precisely practicing medicine with a trillion points of data. | Atul Butte | TEDxSanFrancisco by TEDx Talks   2 years ago

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Atul Butte is sharing why “Frozen health data is useless data and why we have got to let data flow”. Precision Medicine is designed to harness the power of data to highlight new health insights about disease and health, in search of a more effective practice of medicine.
Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences ( at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Butte is also the Executive Director for Clinical Informatics across the six University of California Medical Schools and Medical Centers.

Dr. Butte trained in Computer Science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his MD at Brown University, trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital Boston, then received his PhD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

Dr. Butte has authored over 200 publications, with research repeatedly featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. Dr. Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and in 2013, he was recognized by the White House as an Open Science Champion of Change for promoting science through publicly availa This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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