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Leo Anthony Celi

Leo Anthony Celi is the clinical research director and principal research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology and a practicing intensive care unit physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His work brings together clinicians and data scientists to support research using data routinely collected during care.

LCP built and maintains the publicly-available Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC) database and the Philips-MIT eICU Collaborative Research Database, with more than 20,000 users globally. Leo also founded and co-directs Sana, a cross-disciplinary organization at MIT, whose objective is to leverage information technology to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Leo is a course director for global health informatics to improve quality of care, and collaborative data science in medicine, both at MIT. He is an editor of the textbook for each course, both released under an open access license.