Clinical and Research Background
Noah Hoffman, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor and Head of the Informatics Division in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He also serves as the Specialty CMIO for Lab and Pathology services for UW Medicine. Dr. Hoffman has interests in software development to meet the operational and analytical needs of the clinical laboratory, laboratory data analytics, bioinformatics, and process improvement. As the Co-director of the NGS Analytics Laboratory, Dr. Hoffman helps to supervise the development of analytical pipelines and scientific computing infrastructure supporting clinical assays with data intensive or computational components. His research interests include the development and application of bioinformatic tools to perform nucleic acid sequence-based identification of microbiota in both basic research and clinical settings, including studies of the human microbiome.
Dr. Hoffman received his undergraduate, MD, and PhD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied HIV evolution. He performed his residency training in Clinical Pathology at the University of Washington.
Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology, effective July 31, 2008
Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Microbiology, Human Microbiome
Academic and Medical Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington
Affiliate Investigator, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2014-present)
Affiliate Investigator, Computational Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2011-present)
Education and Training
University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine, Residency, Clinical Pathology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 2005
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, PhD, 2003
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