May 25, 2021
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jason Hipp, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the new Division of Clinical Informatics in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP).
“We look forward to having Dr. Hipp take us to the next level regarding our focus on clinical informatics,” says William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories. “Dr. Hipp’s expertise, knowledge and experience make him the right choice to lead this new area.”
Dr. Hipp is a board-certified pathologist with fellowship training in pathology informatics, as well as artificial intelligence, machine, and deep-learning experience. Most recently, he led the Pathology Data Science & Innovation group at AstraZeneca, where he developed and applied disruptive digital technologies to identify new biomarkers and drug mechanism of actions.
Previously, Dr. Hipp worked at the Novartis Clinical Trial Center for Excellence in San Diego, California, as a molecular pathologist supporting the company’s high-profile phase I, II and III clinical trials. He served as director of pathology at Bristol Myers Squibb in the Exploratory Clinical & Translational Research Division. Dr. Hipp also was head of pathology at Verily (formerly Google Life Science/Google X), and then transferred to Google, where he was the lead pathologist for the medical brain team, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop computer-aided diagnosis tools for the detection of cancer.
Dr. Hipp earned his M.D./Ph.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at San Diego. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a pathology informatics fellowship at the University of Michigan, and a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship at the NCI.
He was one of 12 pathologists nationally selected to be on the College of American Pathologists Committee on Digital Pathology, where he remains a member.
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