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Dr. Christian Rose is a dual-boarded emergency physician and clinical informaticist specializing in the broad intersection of clinical medicine, informatics and innovation - specifically in machine learning, decision support, user-centered design and global health. He is particularly interested in the role of information systems to help to improve patient outcomes while allowing space for the human experience in medicine. Dr. Rose began studying the effect of technology on the practice of medicine as part of his undergraduate degree in both Physics and Science, Technology and Society. As a medical student at Columbia University, with fantastic mentorship, he pursued numerous informatics projects including identifying alert fatigue in electronic ordering systems, gene discovery using big data and human-centered design for breast cancer decision aids and was awarded a Doris Duke Research Fellowship to pursue these interests as well as awards for his research in neoplastic disease and informatics.He completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he continued to broaden his scope of informatics interventions with projects ranging from radiology interface design to the development and deployment of a point-of-care decision aid to support the WHO’s Basic Emergency Care initiatives. He was selected as a chief resident in his final year leading to foundational experiences with data acquisition and analysis for continuous quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Rose has since completed his informatics training at Stanford University where he had the opportunity to study the burgeoning field of deep learning and AI, exploring new methodologies for various clinical use cases and how they may be used to innovate clinical practice. However, it became clear that just because technologies are powerful and continually growing does not mean that they are the right solutions for every problem. Finding product fit and designing for the people that use these systems is ultimately necessary for their successful deployment. In pursuing his goal of developing and implementing human-centered informatics solutions, Dr. Rose continues his innovative work here a Stanford where he works with an interdisciplinary team to develop and support the advancement of clinical practice through information technologies.
Global Health Emergency Medicine
Uncertainty permeates the practice of emergency medicine. There can be uncertainty in diagnosis: what causes particular symptoms, will they get worse, or what is the risk of a bad outcome? There can also be uncertainty in how to manage that diagnosis: should we watch and wait, attempt treatment A or B, and how do I decide which is best?Attempting to answer these questions can help bring closure to patients and physicians alike, but at what cost? Testing can be expensive or even dangerous in the case of radiation exposure or stress testing. We all struggle to know more, to be more certain or less ambiguous, but little is known about the impact of things we cannot be certain about. Ultimately, I want to answer the question: what do you do when you don't know what to do?