Samir is the Director of Research Informatics at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and also serves in the capacity of the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO).
Samir joined the Institute in 1999.
is responsible for all aspects of software design and development for clinical, basic science, and population research at HCI
coordinates the efforts of the Research Informatics Shared Resource to meet the needs and requirements of the Cancer Center, provides guidance and planning effort for each project, runs coordination meetings, manages staff, and provides strategic direction for architecture, projects, and technology.
He has been at HCI for 15 years during which his team was responsible for the design and implementation of several systems, including an enhanced Research Subject Registry.
is developing a natural language processing workflow for identifying and extracting clinical and diagnostic information from surgical pathology reports, physicians' notes and radiology documents.
This project is utilizing a third party software package from Linguamatics.
Prior to his service at HCI, he worked in the private sector in several roles including software engineering and development, in the areas of real time visual flight simulation for the US and foreign militaries, led teams responsible for developing large workflow software systems at Fidelity Investments.
Part of the design and development team responsible for creating the Pathways Laboratory Information System at McKesson, known now as the Horizon Lab product line.