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J. S. Choi, MD is a physician of internal medicine and clinical informatics.
GitHub account

Education

Kettering Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency

2018–present

Saint Louis University College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

2012–2018

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Bachelor of Science

2008–2012

Major in Physiology • Double minor in Computer Science and Chemistry.
Summa cum laude. GPA 3.98.

Research and development

Text mining educational material for internal medicine

with Lyndi Schwartz, MD • Kettering Medical Center

2020–present

A scoping review is being performed to determine what declarative core knowledge—that which is required for clinical competency—in general internal medicine is also amenable to semiautomated extraction from published biomedical literature.

The results of the review then will be used to train a machine-learning model, in an attempt to semiautomatically generate useful didactic educational material such as review questions from the corpus of open-access literature.

Memorine

2020–present

A spaced-repetition study application for continuous medical education is currently being independently developed.

JavaScript smart pipelines

2008–2012

Proposal for new “smart pipes” operator for the JavaScript programming language, under consideration by ECMA Technical Committee 39. The smart-pipes proposal is published on GitHub.

Practice guidelines of BPSD pharmacologic management: a review

with George T. Grossberg, MD • SLU SOM Department of Neurology & Psychiatry

2016–2017

A systematic literature review was performed over recently published practice guidelines on the pharmacologic management of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia.

Patient-data displays: visual presentation and design

with David Burroughs, PhD • SLU Center for Outcomes Research

2015–2016

This project compiled existing information on the visual design of patient-data displays. Information included methods of presentation and visualization of patient data to healthcare providers and how these methods affect clinical decision making, diagnosis, medical errors, and medical outcomes.

Meaningful-use standards for pediatric electronic health record systems

with Feliciano B. Yu, Jr., MD • Washington University in St. Louis • St. Louis Children’s Hospital

2013

This project consolidated several standards of meaningful-use requirements for electronic medical records’ user interfaces into a single database. It focused on requirements from the Children’s EHR Format, HL7, and NIST 7865 standards.

Patient electronic-health-record programmatic data analysis

with Allan Wachter, MD

2011–2012

Data analysis was performed on longitudinal patient data on behalf of A. Wachter in an retrospective study for predicting asthma with the United States Navy. A computer program was developed to clean, normalize, and combine heterogenous patient data from several independent sources: the US Navy, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and several pharmaceutical companies.

FnParse

2008–2012

Clojure computer-programming library used by other developers to parse text into data structures using grammars that the programmer creates. FnParse was published on GitHub.

Skills and Interests

Technology skills

UNIX command-line administration, programming, and data processing. Experience in multiple programming languages: JavaScript / ECMAScript (ES), Clojure (i.e., Lisp), Java, HTML5, SVG, and other XML, and CSS; capable of learning new languages quickly. Methods of data visualization (cf. Edward Tufte) and methods of interactively exploring data (cf. Bret Victor).

Hobbies and interests

Technology standards
Independent contributor to discussions of several standards bodies including the WHATWG (HTML5), ECMA Technical Committee 39 (JavaScript / ECMAScript), the W3C (CSS, Web Annotations), and the Unicode Consortium. Also interested in health-informatics standards such as HL7.
Student Member of the Unicode Consortium, 2016–2017.
Contributor to ECMA Technical Committee 39, 2018.
Public health and education
Evidence- and science-based medicine
Measuring and improving medical outcomes through educational aids and data visualizations
Clinical decision making, usability, design
Relationships between clinical decision making, cognitive psychology, usability, and user-interface design
Testing and improving medical computer interfaces
Computer science and engineering
Programming-language design
Text parsing
Relational data modeling
Data-interchange formats
Licensed amateur-radio operator
Arts
Digital typography
Violin, piano, and music composition
Interactive multimedia