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Christopher Stromblad

Christopher Stromblad

Christopher Stromblad

Surgery Analytics Team Lead at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Chris Stromblad Leads the Surgery Analytics team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the country’s oldest and largest private cancer center. With his expanding team, Chris is responsible for executing analytics initiatives at the department of surgery where our Surgeons, Nurses and Anesthesiologists are responsible for 25,000 surgical cases per year. His work includes optimization projects and predictive modeling development and integration. Previously he worked as a Senior Modeler at Geisinger Health System and has experience in implementing analytical solutions across multiple areas and departments at leading healthcare institutions. While at Geisinger, he also served as advisor for the INFORMS Health Applications Society.
Prior to his interest in the complex world of healthcare, Chris worked as a Consultant at Accenture and in a Manufacturing department at Alfa Laval. Chris has an MS Dual Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from The Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Engineering Mathematics from The Technical University of Denmark.

Track: Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare

Monday, April 15, 11:30am–12:20pm

Delivering Impact and Developing The Analytics Roadmap at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Surgery

In three years we established a vision, built a team and delivered impact through analytics at the department of surgery of a leading cancer center. Upon interviewing 30 stakeholders at all levels of the organization and receiving support from the Chairman of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering, we have been able to organize and kick off eight multi-phased analytics products that consistently guide decisions across several time horizons. Specific projects include strategic planning for the year 2030, successful management of the tactical surgical block schedule, and the path to leveraging individual predictive modeling for 25,000 patients/year.