Muthu Alagappan is an internal medicine physician at Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center and a Clinical Fellow of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Trained as both a physician and engineer, Muthu is interested in transformative healthcare technologies, specifically in the application of artificial intelligence and augmented reality to clinical medicine. He is a collaborator with the MIT Media Lab (Health 0.0) and previously served as a consultant to several health technology startups in the Bay Area. His research, which has led to several peer reviewed publications in leading medical journals, has focused on reinforcement learning for sepsis management, deep learning for colonic polyp detection, and topological data analysis for early phase drug discovery. He is a two-time winner of the “Forbes 30 Under 30” award (2012 and 2013), and has presented his work at many national venues including South by Southwest (SxSW) and TEDx.
Prior to medical school, Muthu worked at Ayasdi Inc., where he founded and led the company’s sports analytics division. His novel machine learning approach for NBA analytics, termed “Muthuball,” has been featured by over 40 media outlets including GQ, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
Muthu earned a B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University and an M.D with a concentration in biomedical informatics from Stanford School of Medicine, where he was elected as the class commencement speaker.