Gary Weissman, MD, MSHP is an Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His primary research group is the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, where he uses clinical informatics methods to address population health management for patients with chronic lung diseases and with other serious illnesses.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at Dartmouth College, received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During his residency he trained in both the Primary Care and Global Health Tracks, which included clinical work at the Penn Refugee Clinic and Puentes de Salud in Philadelphia, and at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Prior to attending medical school he worked as a technology strategy consultant for non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and as the founding director of community-owned internet cafe in rural El Salvador.
His current research interests include the longitudinal pathways of critically ill patients through the healthcare system, the use of real-time alerts and predictive solutions to improve care in and out of the ICU, and the practice of low-resource critical care. His methodological interests include social network analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning.