Wesley Gilson, Ph.D., Artificial Intelligence Lead for Siemens Healthineers North America discusses the idea that an AI revolution in healthcare is not inevitable. He talks about why AI in healthcare can only properly be implemented with investment, collaboration, and a human-focused approach. Siemens Healthineers has been working with collaboration partners in France, New York, Switzerland, and Canada to develop a new algorithm for use in chest CT imaging to help healthcare professionals more quickly and easily identify pneumonia and measure disease severity in patients with suspected COVID-19 infection.
Wesley Gilson, Ph.D., is the Artificial Intelligence Lead for Siemens Healthineers North America. In his 20-year career in medical imaging, Gilson has held numerous research and development, collaborations, marketing, and strategy roles. In his current role, he is responsible for developing strategy, marketing, communications, and collaborations for AI across the Siemens Healthineers business in North America. He has co-authored 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and published 11 patent applications (4 granted). Gilson completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Radiology at Johns Hopkins University. He resides in Maryland.