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Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA

Director of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Gil Alterovitz is the inaugural Director of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Based in the Office of Research and Development, Dr. Gil Alterovitz is working on leveraging health information for AI as well as building AI research and development capacity to help our nations Veterans. He is also a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Alterovitz was one of the core authors of White House Office of Science Technology and Policy’s The National AI R&D Strategic Plan from 2019.  He has also spearheaded the “AI-able Data Ecosystem” pilot, creating a new approach for public-private collaborations with personnel/resources across a dozen agencies and working with companies internationally.