• Cheng-Kai Kao
  • Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Uchicago Medicine

Curriculum Vitae


Medical degree, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2006)

Professional Experience

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Chicago Medicine (2017-)
Medical Director, Office of International Programs, University of Chicago Medicine (2014-)
Medical Director of Informatics, University of Chicago Medicine (2014-2017)

Research Interests

Clinical decision support; mobile health; big data analytics; healthcare delivery innovation

Honors & Awards

Top Hospitalist, American College of Physicians (2017)
Outstanding College Youth, National Taiwan University (2005)
Gold Medal, the International Chemistry Olympiad (1999)


1. Kao CK., Liebovitz D., Consumer Mobile Health Apps: Current State, Barriers, and Future Directions. PM&R. 2017 May;9(5S):S106-S115.
2. Kao CK., Arora V., Yu R., Pahwa A., Agrawal A., Dalal A., The eDoctor: Effective Use of Mobile Technology to Advance Care and Learning. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics. July 2017:1-4.
3. Kao CK., Rogers K., Hospitalists Can Lead Health Information Technology Field. Letter to the editor. The Hospitalist, July 2015.


Application of big data in modern healthcare

The modern healthcare has entered a new era. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics, many emerging health informatics initiatives have promising potentials to revolutionize chronic disease management, personalize individual treatments, enhance care quality and patient safety, and mitigate health disparities. However, bigger data does not necessarily mean better data. Therefore, today’s healthcare experts must not only be compassionate professionals about clinical medicine, but also become cutting-edge leaders in health informatics. In this presentation, we will talk about the current practices and future trends of leveraging AI and big data in the modern healthcare systems, including predictive analytics, medical imaging, clinical decision support, consumer engagement, and precision medicine initiative.