The University of California, San Francisco has selected Atul Butte to lead its Institute for Computational Health Sciences, effective April 1. In addition to his role at UCSF, Butte also has been named executive director of clinical informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services. In this position, he will join in the ongoing development and implementation of a UC-wide data warehouse and analytic platform.
Butte is currently chief of Stanford University's Division of Systems Medicine and an associate professor of pediatrics at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft. He trained in computer science and medicine at Brown University and obtained his PhD in health sciences and technology from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also founded several Bay Area biotech startup companies.