CHIP 25 | Guergana Savova, PhD

Guergana Savova, PhD is Associate Professor at Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and Harvard Medical School. Her research interests are in a Natural Language Processing, a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence that has witnessed astounding developments in the last several years. The mission of Dr. Savova’s lab is processing all health-related language with the goal to advance biomedicine. Dr. Savova and her lab have been part of many high-impact federally funded projects. They have contributed to the open-source community Apache Clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES at and Deep Phenotyping for Cancer (DeepPhe at which have been widely used. The Apache Software Foundation recognized cTAKES as one of its top 20 most influential projects.

Dr. Guergana Savova holds a PhD in Linguistics with a minor in Cognitive Science and a MS in Computer Science from University of Minnesota. Before joining Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2010, Dr. Savova was technical staff and faculty at the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Department, Mayo Clinic (2002-2010).