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The 2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators


Alia Rashid, MD
Medical Director at Annexon Biosciences
Alia Rashid, MDAs the Medical Director at Annexon Biosciences, Dr. Alia Rashid concentrates on immune modulation in neurodegenerative diseases. Rashid realized the importance of leveraging technology to revolutionize healthcare after attending the Exponential Medicine Conference, which inspired her to improve the quality of data and precision of markers.

Rashid believes that there is important work to be done at the intersection of biotechnology and digital health innovation. “These insights have allowed me to understand the issues and constraints around developing life-saving therapies, as well as giving me the opportunity to understand how technology can be utilized to provide more personalized and effective healthcare,” says Rashid.

Rashid is excited by the massive amounts of  healthcare data being collected, and hopes that more people will join the ranks of those trying to analyze it. “We will need specialized healthcare data scientists to make sense of the data, as well as physicians and associated healthcare professionals who are trained in reading and understanding the results of this kind of data,” adds Rashid.

Rashid was recently named a top female healthcare influencer by MedTech Boston. You can read more about her here.

MedTech Boston Staff

    Abigail Ballou, Alexandra David, Shreya Iyer and Casey Nugent contributed to this story.

    6 Comments

    1. Sraliceop@netscape says:

      Congratulations to Call9! I admire the motivation and purpose behind your work. May it enhance the Gift of Life for many people. And it all started with Al and Estelle! My best wishes and prayers!

      Alice Reichmeider, O.P.

    2. Chandra reddy says:

      Nina
      Way to go
      We are all so proud of you

    3. kusuma rao says:

      Hi Nina my name is KusumaRao classmate of your parents at MMC.i want you to know how proud i am of you not just the intelligence but the compassion for others at such an young age.To tell our own self for nthe good of others in not known in indian community. you made all of us feel good keepup the goodwork and God bless you love Kusuma aunty

    4. Dr. Harneet V Thakur says:

      Hi Anshuman,

      I am very proud of you and lucky to have you as my student. It was known during your M.tech project that you will shine. Many best wishes and congratulations. I wish you grand success in all your endevours.

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