Amar K. Das, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Director, Collaboratory for Healthcare and Biomedical Informatics

Director, SYNERGY Biomedical Informatics Core

46 Centerra Parkway, Suite 330
Lebanon, NH 03766

Email AMAR 'dot' DAS 'at'


Dr. Das joined Dartmouth in May 2012 as Director of Biomedical Informatics, and is leading a new academic center at the Geisel School of Medicine, called the Collaboratory for Healthcare and Biomedical Informatics, or simply, the Informatics Collaboratory.  He is also Director of the SYNERGY Biomedical Informatics Core and a member of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences and the Norris-Cotton Cancer Center.  See Dartmouth Faculty Profile. Read more.
Dr. Das received his BA in Anthropology and the Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University and his MD and PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University.  He completed a research-track residency in psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was also chief resident.  Following residency, he did a post-doctoral fellowship focused on clinical epidemiology. As a resident, he was awarded an APA/GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship, and, as a fellow, he was named a Health Services Research Scholar by the APA/Van Ameringen Foundation.
Following fellowship, Dr. Das was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and a core faculty member of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. He was also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He was on the executive committee for the Biomedical Informatics graduate program and was Director of the Biomedical Informatics Scholarly Concentration.
His informatics research focuses on computational methods for knowledge management and knowledge discovery in healthcare and translational medicine.  His current work includes projects for cataloging autism phenotypes, visualizing HIV treatment outcomes, and analyzing breast cancer care pathways.  Dr. Das has received a PhRMA Research Foundation Starter Award in Informatics, and has several awards for his scientific papers and for his teaching and advising.

Selected Publications

Weber, S.C, Lowe, H., Das, A., Ferris, T. A simple heuristic for blindfolded record linkage. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association [Epub ahead of print, Feb 1 2012].

Lee, W.N., Bridewell, W., Das, A.K. Alignment and clustering of breast cancer patients by longitudinal treatment history. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium (pp. 760-767), Washington, DC, 2011.
Bridewell, W., Das, A.K. Social network analysis of physician interactions: the effect of institutional boundaries on breast cancer care. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium (pp. 152-160), Washington, DC, 2011.

Hassanpour, S., O’Connor, M.J., Das, A.K. Evaluation of semantic-based information retrieval methods in the autism phenotype domain. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium (pp. 569-577), Washington, DC, 2011.
Gaskin, G.L., Longhurst, C.A., Slayton, R., Das, A.K. Sociotechnical challenges of implementing an interoperable personal health record: lessons learned. Applied Clinical Informatics 2(4):406-419, 2011.
O'Connor, M.J., Shankar, R.D., David B. Parrish, Das, A.K. Knowledge-data integration for temporal reasoning in a clinical trial system. International Journal of Medical Informatics 78(S1):S77-S85, 2009.
Sharda, P., Das, A.K., Cohen, T.A., Patel, V.L. Customizing clinical narratives for the Electronic Medical Record interface using cognitive methods. International Journal of Medical Informatics 75(5):346-368, 2006.
Das, A.K., Olfson, M., Gameroff, M.J., Pilowsky, D., Blanco, C., Feder, A., Gross, R., Neria, Y., Lantigua, R., Shea, S., Weissman, M.M. Screening for bipolar disorder in a low-income primary care practice. Journal of the American Medical Association 293(8):956-963, 2005.
Musen, M.A., Tu, S.W., Das, A.K., Shahar, Y. EON: A component-based approach to automation of protocol-directed therapy. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 3(6):367-388, 1996.
Das, A.K., Musen, M.A. A temporal query system for protocol-directed decision support. Methods of Information in Medicine 33(4): 358-370, 1994.
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Updated on January 14, 2013.