Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui, PhD

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
BS (Electrical Engineering)
Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1988.
MS (Electrical Engineering)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993.
PhD (Electrical Engineering)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Tsui's research interest includes clinical informatics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, population informatics, data science, data engineering, mobile healthcare, data warehouse, and large real-time clinical production systems. He has published 100+ peer-reviewed papers and has been working in healthcare field for more than 25 years.

To translate academic research into clinical practice, Dr. Tsui has directed several projects for real-time patient risk prediction by integrating hospital EHR systems and predictive modeling, e.g., the Cardiac Intensive Care Warning Index (C-WIN), the Infant Mortality Prediction System with Intervention Management (IMPreSIv), and the System for Hospital Adaptive Readmission Prediction and Management (SHARP). He was one of funding members of the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) system and the National Retail Data Monitor (NRDM) system at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Tsui teaches the course of “Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics” at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He has served as a dissertation advisor of doctoral students and a mentor of post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members.

Dr. Tsui’s Laboratory (www.tsuilab.com) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania has been hosting international visiting scholars from different countries to work on various biomedical informatics research projects. His laboratory welcome (international) visiting scholars and research collaboration.

Selected Publications

Fuchiang (Rich)Tsui, Luge Yang, Lingyun Shi, and Lezhou Wu: A Data-Driven Approach for Integrating Infant Mortality Prediction and Survival Time Estimate from Electronic Health Records. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Washington DC November 2019 Notes: Oral presentation.

Victor M. Ruiz, Jorge Galvez, Michael Goldsmith, Maryam Naim, Alejandro Lopez-Magallon, Ricardo Munoz, Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui: Leveraging temporal patterns in physiological variables for prediction of critical events in single ventricle infants. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Washington DC November 2019.

Anirban Banerjee, Fuchiang Rich Tsui, Jorge J. Guerra Marin, Victor Ruiz, Shobha Natarajan, Chitra Ravishankar, Jonathan J. Rome, Anita L. Swasat, Alyson Stagg, and Therese M. Giglia: Can Machine Learning Predict Hospitalization from Sparse Interstage Home Monitoring Data of Single Ventricle Infants? American Heart Association (AHA), Philadelphia, PA November 2019.

Ruiz V, Saenz L, Lopez-Magallon A, Shields A, Ogoe H, Suresh S, Munoz R, Tsui F: Early prediction of critical events for infants with single-ventricle physiology in critical care using routinely collected data. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Elsevier Inc. 158(1): 234-243, July 2019.

Kelly L Grogan, Michael P Goldsmith, Aaron J Masino, Olivia Nelson, Fu-Chiang Tsui, Allan F Simpao: A Narrative Review of Analytics in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. Elsevier Inc. June 2019.

Victor Ruiz, Lingyun Shi, Wei Quan, Neal Ryan, Candice Biernesser, David Brent, Rich Tsui: CLPsych2019 Shared Task: Predicting Suicide Risk Level from Reddit Posts on Multiple Forums. Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Page: 162-166, June 2019.

Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui, Luge Yang, and Helen Shi: Predicting Infant Mortality from Delivery Electronic Health Records. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference May 2019.

Barda A, Ruiz V, Gigliotti T, Tsui F: An argument for reporting data standardization procedures in multi-site predictive modeling: case study on the impact of LOINC standardization on model performance. JAMIA OPEN Oxford Academic, 2(1): 197-204, April 2019.

• Simpao A, Nelson O, Wu L, Galvez J, Tan J, Wasey J, Lingappan A, Muhly T, Masino A, Grogan K, Fiadjoe J, Tsui R, Stricker P: Is prolonged fasting time associated with relative hypotension under anesthesia? A retrospective study of 15,254 children at a tertiary children’s hospital. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Annual Meeting. Houston, TX March 2019.

Posada J, Shi L, Castro S, Visweswaran S, Ryan ND, Harkema H, Tsui F: Social Context Sentence Classification from Psychiatric Reports using Positive and Unlabeled Learning. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), San Francisco CA November 2018 Notes: Oral Presentation.

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Last updated: 01/27/2020
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