Lecture Series: AI and the Future of Medicine

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Cultural Center, as Tom Nguyen, M.D., offers the latest lecture in the 2024 Medical Center Lecture Series: “Brave New World: AI Changing the Future of Miami Medicine.” The lecture is an informative one on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it relates to the scope of medicine.

Dr. Nguyen is the Director of minimally invasive valve surgery and Chief Medical Executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowed Chair.

He is an internationally recognized, minimally invasive heart surgeon and believes that small incisions make a big difference. His outcomes score in the top 98.7 percent in the National Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.

He graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and then worked in Switzerland at the World Health Organization. Although he was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, he decided to pursue medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his surgery training at Stanford, where he received the Outstanding ICU award and the Intern of the Year Award and then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University as well as a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) fellowship at Emory.

During a recent TikTok video, Dr. Nguyen said: “We can only recognize things that we are aware of — whether we feel like we are dizzy, we have a fever or we are short of breath. But there might be subtle things you are not aware of that’s happening to you. And using AI, we can pick up on some of these things; so, for example, maybe there might be a subtle twitch in your left eye, and you don’t realize it, and that could be a sign of something else that’s foreshadowing that something is coming. That’s the power of AI, to pick up on those subtle patterns and have that pattern recognition to make a potential diagnosis — in heart disease and pretty much any medical condition out there.”

Mark your calendar to hear this fascinating talk on how AI will shape the future of medicine. A cocktail reception will follow the lecture. Many thanks to Healthnetwork Foundation for sponsoring this lecture.