Lab Director

About Dr. Bihorac

Dr. Azra Bihorac, MD, FASM, FCCM

Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, FASN is the R. Glenn Davis Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology at the University of Florida with multidisciplinary training in internal medicine, nephrology, critical care medicine, informatics, and data science.

Dr. Bihorac leads a cross-disciplinary research partnership, Precision and Intelligence in Medicine (PRISMAp), engaged in artificial intelligence and informatics research in medicine with continuous NIH funding since 2010 and 175 peer-reviewed publications with more than 10,000 citations.

Dr. Bihorac is a survivor of the Bosnian genocide as a religious minority, and her pathway from a refugee to American citizen ran in parallel to her professional carrier. Her personal experience of war, persecution, and displacement inevitably shaped her personal and professional interests, beliefs, and alliances. Dr. Bihorac is an outspoken activist for inclusiveness and equity in medicine, both as a holistic mentor and a catalyst for new ideas and connections. 

Dr. Bihorac has mentored more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students and organized educational activities for professional development for women in medicine on a national level. Her clinical work, research, and teaching are aligned with her vision for intelligent human-centered health care, where innovation, technology, diversity, and inclusive excellence are aligned to deliver optimal quality and experience for every patient, caregiver, and provider.

Dr. Bihorac’s research focuses on a trustworthy, reproducible, sustainable, and ethical computing framework for developing and deploying state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and pervasive sensing techniques for medical applications. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Data Science Task Force, developing a national roadmap for integrating AI in critical care.


ADDRESS:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32610

EMAIL:
Abihorac@anest.ufl.edu

OFFICE:
+1 (352) 273-9009

LAB:
+1 (352) 273-7722

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