Fatima Paruk

Fatima Paruk, MD, MPH, CMIO – Microsoft US Health & Life Sciences

Dr. Paruk recently joined Microsoft’s US Health & Life Sciences Industry Team.  Dr. Paruk brings with her a unique background as a practicing physician, public health expert, and industry leader who has leveraged AI & ML to disrupt population health outcomes.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Fatima provided medical leadership to world-class team of data scientists at Allscripts, successfully demonstrating the power of big data in the EHR industry.  Utilizing longitudinal clinical and claims data on millions of lives, her team leveraged AI and machine learning in the development of predictive models to improve population health.  Her team facilitated early identification of chronic diseases, successfully quantified impacts of social determinants of health, and worked to deliver these insights to the point of care within evidence-based clinical workflows.

Prior to her work in industry, Dr. Paruk completed her fellowship in Health Systems at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  At Johns Hopkins, Fatima was responsible for leading strategic programs to improve the trauma care across the continuum of care.  She spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives and established the first mobile, electronic injury surveillance system in Africa to collect data on causes of injury, identify gaps in care, translated this research into defining minimum standards for emergency care, and was instrumental in operationalizing access to emergency services for Kenya’s 40 million citizens.   

Fatima has been named to EY’s Most Powerful Woman in Health IT, Microsoft’s list of Women to Watch in Healthcare and Becker’s Healthcare Leaders Rising Stars lists.  In addition to her executive role, Fatima lectures on utilizing predictive models in health, and enjoys writing blogs. She remains actively involved in global disaster response and volunteers for non-profits dedicated to improvement of healthcare in the United States and abroad.  

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