Steven Lin, MD, Selected as 2021 NAM Puffer/ABFM Fellow

Submitted on Thu, 08/05/2021 - 10:18

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected Steven Lin as the 2021 James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Fellow. Dr. Lin is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine, Family Medicine Service Chief at Stanford Health Care, and Head of Technology Innovation for Primary Care and Population Health. He earned his MD from Stanford and completed his medical training at Stanford’s family medicine residency program at O’Connor Hospital.

Dr. Lin is the founding director of the Stanford Healthcare AI Applied Research Team (HEA3RT), a first-of-its-kind center dedicated to translational research on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in healthcare with the mission to bring leading edge technologies from “code to bedside.” His current projects cover a broad range of application areas – including inter-visit care planning, tools for skin lesion diagnosis, prediction models for clinical deterioration, remote patient monitoring, digital scribes, conversational agents, and next generation BP monitors powered by AI/ML.

As an NAM Fellow, Dr. Lin will receive a research grant of $25,000 to further his career. Named in honor of James C. Puffer, M.D., president and chief executive officer emeritus of the ABFM, the fellowship program enables talented, early-career health policy and science scholars in family medicine to participate in the work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and further their careers as future leaders in the field. The NAM Fellows continue their main responsibilities while engaging part-time over a two-year period in the National Academies’ health and science policy work.

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.