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Parvati Dev, PhD, is the CEO of SimTabs, where she leads the development of healthcare simulations for undergraduate, graduate and professional learning. Parvati has 40 years of experience developing technology solutions applied to life sciences learning and research problems, including 30 years of managerial experience leading groups of engineers and scientists in corporate and academic settings. In the corporate world, she developed the first commercially available 3D reconstructive imaging system for surgical planning and radiologic imaging. At Stanford University she founded and ran an internationally recognized learning technologies lab, SUMMIT, with numerous firsts in multimedia, web and simulation for medical education. While at Stanford, she was the P.I. for various federal grants and contracts including a $4.3M contract from NIH for development of biomedical applications on high performance networks. At SimTabs, she and her team are creating the next generation of immersive learning environments for healthcare.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Parvati Dev is the Director of Stanford University Medical Media and Information Technology (SUMMIT) at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a Senior Research Scientist in the Section on Medical Informatics and holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the Division of Biomechanics. Dr. Dev received a Bachelor of Technology degree, with Honors, in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. She earned an MS and a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Dev has worked on the research and teaching staffs at MIT, Boston University, the Stanford Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Stanford University. From 1982 to 1989, she led product research at a medical imaging company, developing clinical three-dimensional imaging. Since coming to Stanford University, her research has focused on technologies to increase the efficiency and quality of education software development, including the facilitation of authoring of large, complex hypermedia documents, and on navigation in hypermedia during learning and problem-solving. Her recent research is on authoring tools for the construction of virtual teaching spaces on the Internet. Under her management and leadership, the SUMMIT research group has had a large impact on medical education both at Stanford and worldwide. Dr. Dev is Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Education Working Group. She is a member of the AMIA publications committee and the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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