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Mentor Session - Clinical Informatics and Medical Device Development

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Sharief Taraman, M.D. is the Vice President of Medical at Cognoa, Inc., a startup utilizing artificial intelligence machine learning to diagnose and treat neurobehavioral disorders, specifically autism. Dr. Taraman is also the Assistant Division Chief of the CHOC Children’s Specialists Pediatric Neurology Division and a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Taraman is board certified in Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventative Medicine. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan having majored in Biochemistry. He completed his medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2006 and went on to complete residency training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

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Dr. Sharief Taraman

Co-Medical Director
CHOC Neuroscience Institute

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Since 1964, CHOC has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.


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