Dr. Washko is an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  His faculty appointment is in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine.  He is a clinical investigator and has been involved in multiple local, national and international investigations focused on the clinical, epidemiologic and genetic aspects of lung diseases such as COPD and pulmonary fibrosis.  As part of this effort Dr. Washko’s team has used advanced machine learning techniques to process research acquired data.  This group is co-directed by Dr Washko and Dr San Jose Estepar who is an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology.  Their joint efforts are focused on detecting and validating image based biomarkers that can be used for disease detection, stratification, prognostication and intermediate study endpoints.  Recent advances in image processing is now allowing them to focus their efforts to integrate image analytics into clinical care.