Speaker Profile

D.O., MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Neonatologist, Mercy Hospital, Magee Womens Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Dr. Urban serves at the Director of Medical Affairs for The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Center. Dr. Urban is Director of the Neonatal Bereavement Program for the Division of Newborn Medicine and sits on the clinical advisory board of the Pennsylvania Preemie Network. Dr. Urban earned her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in NY. She completed her pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY and then went on to complete a fellowship neonatology at UPMC, where she stayed on to join the faculty in 2010. During her fellowship she earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In Aug 2014 Dr. Urban became the Clinical Director of Interoperability for UPMC and a Clinical Advisor at UPMC Enterprises. She is passionate about making data actionable at the point of care and creating workflows that breakdown information silos and lead to better patient outcomes. Dr. Urban is a fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: While Precision Medicine is starting to deliver on some of its promise, hurdles still remain. Viewing interpreted genomic data within the context of a patient’s clinical record is challenging enough, but how do we add meaningful information into the existing workflow to inform a provider when a genetic test makes sense for their patient? And how do we make it easy to ingest the interpreted results to lead to better informed treatment decisions? In this session we will hear from a panel of industry leaders on the clinical, technical, organizational and political barriers that exist in the clinical enablement of precision medicine.

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