J. Ross Mitchell

Fellow & Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Academic Affiliations

Professor – University of Alberta (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry); Adjunct Professor – University of Alberta (Computing Science)

Industry and Research Affiliations

Chair, Artificial Intelligence in Health - Alberta Health Services; Senior Program Director, Artificial Intelligence Adoption – Alberta Health Services

Areas of Expertise

Artificial intelligence; machine learning; medical imaging; telemedicine; image processing; time frequency analysis; medical image processing; natural language processing; precision medicine

Dr. Mitchell is currently a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Senior Program Director of Artificial Intelligence Adoption with AHS. He received his PhD at the University of Western Ontario and has been working in the fields of biomedical imaging, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for 30 years.

Dr. Mitchell was the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Officer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida from 2019 to 2021. There, he led efforts to develop AI tools to improve the efficiency and quality of cancer care, including models to predict patient outcomes from electronic health record data, and natural language processing to infer diagnostic codes from free-text pathology reports. He was also a Professor of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona from 2011 to 2019 and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary from 2000 to 2011.

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