Michael Gillam

Michael Gillam, MD

CEO and Founder, HealthLab


Michael Gillam, MD, FACEP, is CEO and Founder of HealthLab, which automates medical discovery and machine learning models from “big data” in healthcare, and Athla, a director-to-consumer quantified athlete company. Dr. Gillam has helped build and sell companies to WebMD and Microsoft. He is a former partner level executive in Microsoft and Founding Director of the Microsoft Healthcare Innovation Lab. He was research director for the data management platform, Azyxxi, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 to become one of their flagship products for aggregating data in healthcare, renamed Amalga™. Dr. Gillam is dual-board certified in both emergency medicine and medical informatics and trained, practiced, and taught through Northwestern University Medical School for eleven years. He has served as Chair of Informatics for both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Gillam has published over fifty conference abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed journals and has eleven health IT patents. He has advised or conducted IT projects with governmental and non-governmental organizations on health information technology including Dubai’s Ministry of Health, China’s leading hospitals in Shanghai and Beijing, Fortune 500 companies around the globe, and startups in Silicon Valley. He lectures for Singularity University on innovation strategies for data particularly in healthcare. He is a judge on the new IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE and served as chief clinical judge for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize and as a judge on the Nokia Sensing XPrize. Dr. Gillam led innovation labs in Washington D.C. and Microsoft running projects spanning: “big data”; predictive analytics; evolutionary computation; bioterrorism and emerging disease surveillance; natural language processing (NLP); electronic documentation; gesture-based control systems; data visualization; anomalous event detection; RFID tracking; automated patient image capture; enterprise search in healthcare; automated identity protection; unified communications; Surface computing; personal health records (PHRs); virtual and augmented reality; and medical robotics.

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