Arash Naeim

MD, PhD
Chief Medical Research Officer
UCLA Health System
Arash Naeim, M.D, Ph.D is a health professional with training in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, who is also a boarded in Clinical Informatics. He has been Director of Informatics and a Senior Leader of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center for over a decade, where he implemented the Velos eResearch Clinical Trials Management System. He implemented the first Oncology EMR at UCLA over 10 years ago, and has been the lead in subsequent implementation of Varian, and most recently the EPIC Beacon Module. In 2013, he became Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research for the UCLA Health Sciences. In this role, he set a course of integrating the webIRB system and the EPIC EMR system with an enterprise institutional implementation of the Oncore clinical research management system. This system integration required the creation and implementation of new institutional governance structures as well as significant workflow re-engineering of key central units including coverage analysis, contracting, billing, investigational pharmacy, radiology, and laboratory medicine. Dr. Naeim also led a UCLA campus wide strategic planning process around research informatics which led to a working strategic planning document providing a framework for a 5 year roadmap. He plays leadership roles on campus as an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research as well as for the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) as an Associate Director. More recently, he established a Center for SMART Health, which is a collaborative center between the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Naeim is a Full Professor. He is the PI on an AHRQ R01 grant looking at using wearable sensors in at-risk older individuals, and Co-PI on the PCORI pragmatic trial looking at using radiogenomics to risk stratify women undergoing breast cancer screening to inform screening intervals.

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