Dr. Karthik Natarajan is an Assistant Professor in the Department Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He received his BS in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. After working in the technology sector, he went on to obtain his PhD in biomedical informatics at Columbia University. Dr. Natarajan’s research interests are in operationalizing clinical informatics solutions. His specific area of interest is in applying scalable information retrieval and text processing methods on clinical data in order to build applications that will support both health professionals and researchers. Dr. Natarajan is the Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Resource in the CTSA and holds operational responsibilities overseeing some clinical applications at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also an active member of the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) collaborative and oversees the local instances of OHDSI at Columbia and NYPH.