Submitted by: Steven Shechter
Dr. Steven Shechter harnesses the power of advanced statistical and mathematical models, driven by health care data, to improve clinical decisions made by patients and physicians. He is specifically interested in kidney disease and studies the steps that are involved in deciding when a patient needs dialysis, when treatment is obtained, and when a decision is made for a kidney transplant. Dr. Shechter’s exhaustive review of the history of 1000 patients has provided him with data that he and his team are using to build simulation models to assess the optimum time to start pre-dialysis activities. His work impacts patient care and recovery and health care costs.