Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD
University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa
Dr. Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, (FARVO) is an internationally renowned physician scientist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the Iowa City VA Health Care System. He is the Robert C. Watzke, MD Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa, with joint appointments in the College of Engineering where he teaches classes on the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. Dr. Abramoff is also the founder and president of IDx, an AI-based diagnostics company that has received FDA clearance for the first autonomous diagnostic AI in any field of medicine.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Abramoff has studied how Artificial Intelligence (AI) - based algorithms can be used to improve the lives of patients with retinal disease, focusing on autonomous AI based diagnostic and quantification algorithms, and determining the role of neuropathy in diabetes complications. He has authored over 260 peer-reviewed publications that have been cited over 22,000 times. He is the inventor on 16 issued patents and patent applications. Dr. Abramoff has mentored dozens of students, residents, and fellows. His passion is not only to improve health care for patients in the retina clinic, but to find ways to improve healthcare for all patients.