Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Biography

Karandeep Singh is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Internal Medicine. He is a physician, researcher, and educator interested in studying learning health systems, making new discoveries about disease, and improving patient care through technology. His research areas include natural language processing of clinical notes, risk prediction using high-dimensional data, and mobile health. He is an assistant professor of Learning Health Sciences in the Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems and an assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He teaches a course on applied data science in health to doctoral and masters students. Dr. Singh completed his internal medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and a nephrology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed his medical education at the University of Michigan Medical School and holds a master’s degree in medical sciences in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical informatics.

Areas of Interest

Research and scholarly interests: Natural language processing of clinical notes, risk prediction in health, mobile health apps, wearable technologies, learning health systems, population health

Subject-matter expertise: Health informatics, natural language processing, high-dimensional statistics and machine learning, R programming, chronic kidney disease

Other professional highlights: 

  • Developed k-pod, the world’s first Windows application to sync e-mail with iPods. Reviewed positively by the Guardian and the Boston Globe.
  • Founding developer of the UCLA Resident Education System (https://res.mednet.ucla.edu)
  • Developed one of the first inpatient electronic health record applications for Google Glass while at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Presented this work at the international Wearable Technologies in Healthcare Conference (WATCH) and the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in 2014.
  • Co-led a study of mobile health apps in the care of vulnerable and high-cost, high-need populations, which was supported by the Commonwealth Fund. This work involved designing and organizing a widespread evaluation of the engagement, quality, safety, and economics of patient-facing iOS and Android apps; a systematic literature review; and a qualitative study involving interviews with experts in this area. 
  • Served on the American College of Rheumatology Lupus Nephritis Guidelines Working Group, participated in an extensive literature review process, authored the portion of the Evidence Report focused on kidney transplant, and co-authored the final guideline. This was the first guideline issued on this topic by the American College of Rheumatology and has had a major impact in how lupus nephritis patients are managed by primary care providers, nephrologists, and rheumatologists.
  • Served as chief resident in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center
  • Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Singh K, Betensky RA, Wright A, Curhan GC, Bates DW, Waikar SS: A Concept-Wide Association Study of Clinical Notes to Discover New Predictors of Kidney Failure. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2016:CJN.02420316.
  • Sarkar U, Gourley GI, Lyles CR, Tieu L, Clarity C, Newmark L, Singh K, Bates DW: Usability of Commercially Available Mobile Applications for Diverse Patients. J Gen Intern Med 2016:1–10.
  • Singh K, Drouin K, Newmark LP, Rozenblum R, Lee J, Landman A, Pabo E, Klinger E V, Bates DW: Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 2016, 5:1–11.
  • Mendu ML, Schneider LI, Aizer AA, Singh K, Leaf DE, Lee TH, Waikar SS: Implementation of a CKD Checklist for Primary Care Providers. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2014, 9:1526–1535.
  • Hahn BH, McMahon MA, Wilkinson A, Wallace WD, Daikh DI, Fitzgerald JD, Karpouzas GA, Merrill JT, Wallace DJ, Yazdany J, Ramsey-Goldman R, Singh K, Khalighi M, Choi S-I, Gogia M, Kafaja S, Kamgar M, Lau C, Martin WJ, Parikh S, Peng J, Rastogi A, Chen W, Grossman JM: American College of Rheumatology guidelines for screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2012, 64:797–808.

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