Dr. Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research; Associate Director, Clinical Translational Science Institute; Co-Director, UCLA Center for SMART Health

Dr. Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in both Divisions of Hematology-Oncology and Geriatric Medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. He is Associate Director for the Clinical Translational Science Institute, and Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research for the UCLA Campus and Health System. His research interests included outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, modeling of health and frailty, and clinical trial design. His focus of research for the majority of his publications and research grants has been in breast cancer and cancer in the elderly. He is the UCLA Principal Investigator for the Athena Breast Health Network and NIH grant that aims to use sensor technology and analytics to reduce risk, integrate innovative technology, and advance precision medicine.

Dr. Naeim is very involved in information technology implementation and research. He is a board certified Clinical Informaticist for the UCLA Health System, Director of Informatics for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and led the UCLA Campus strategic planning effort for Research Informatics on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of Research. He has implemented numerous systems on behalf of the Cancer Center and Health System. He also directs the Clinical Research Information Systems Office and the Embedded Clinical Research and Innovation Unit. He has recently expanded his involvement in health and innovation by serving as Co-Director for the Center for SMART Health, a joint center between the David Geffen School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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