Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, FASN

DAzra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, FASN

  • Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, & Renal Transplantation Department of Medicine
  • R. Glenn Davis Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology
  • University of Florida Term Professor
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Division Chief for Research
  • Director, PrismaP – Precision and Intelligent Systems in Medicine Partnership

1600 SW Archer Road
Room MG-07
PO Box 100224
Gainesville, FL 32610-0224

Office: (352) 273-9009
Fax: (352) 392-5465
Research lab: (352) 294-8509

 

 

Degree/Program

Institution

Field/Specialty

Medical School University of Sarajevo, School of Medicine,
Brcko County Hospital, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Medicine
Residency Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey Internal Medicine
Fellowship Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey Nephrology
Research Fellowship University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL Nephrology
Clinical Fellowship University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL Nephrology
Residency University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL Internal Medicine
Medicine University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL Critical Care Medicine
Masters in Clinical Science University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Academic/Research Interests:

  • PRISMA-P
  • I am a Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology with career-long clinical and research interest in critical care medicine, surgery and nephrology. I have an abiding interest in the use of rapid analytic techniques and artificial intelligence to optimize the care of the unstable patient in real time and advance translational studies linking basic aspects of critical illness and surgical injury to clinical outcomes. I currently lead Precision and Intelligence in Medicine (PrismaP), a multidisciplinary research partnership group of experts in the field of data science, clinical informatics and precision medicine in the College of Engineering and Medicine. The strength of this team stems from the unique proximity between the researchers in engineering, computer science, medicine and basic science to implement advances in data science in perioperative and critical care medicine and nephrology. With the support of NIH and NSG funding we have developed and implemented real-time intelligent systems for predictive analytics and prognostic enrichment in perioperative medicine. We are developing machine learning and informatics tool for real-time risk stratification and annotation of hospital-acquired complications and kidney disease. Our translational efforts are directed towards application of omics technologies on urine for predictive enrichment of patients with critical illness. Our vision is to develop tools for intelligent human-centered healthcare that delivers optimized care tailored to a patients’ “personal clinical profile” using clinical data gathered during routine care. I also serve as the project leader of the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center focused on the role of early anti-angiogenesis in sepsis and development of urinary signature of sepsis and AKI. I have expertise in advanced quantitative research using computational modeling and clinical informatics. I have led several large clinical trials in AKI biomarkers including the multicenter FDA validation study for the urinary AKI test and have published extensively about the epidemiology and outcomes of perioperative acute kidney injury.