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Abramoff honored as Leading Business Innovator

Michael Abramoff, MD, PhDThe University of Iowa recently announced the recipients of its first-ever Iowa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors.

Winners were selected not only for their significant accomplishments in entrepreneurship and innovation but their impact on communities.  Among the winners is Dr. Michael Abramoff, professor of ophthalmology and Robert C. Watzke, MD, Professor of Retina Research.

Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD

Founder and Executive Chairman, Digital Diagnostics (Formerly IDx Technologies)

Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year Award

Dr. Michael D. Abramoff is a fellowship-trained retina specialist, computer scientist, and entrepreneur. Digital Diagnostics was founded in 2010 to improve quality and access and lower the cost for healthcare through autonomous Artificial Intelligence (AI). Digital Diagnostics is the first company ever to receive FDA clearance for an autonomous AI diagnostic system. Its first product, IDX-DR, diagnoses diabetic retinopathy by making a clinical decision at the point-of-care, without requiring human oversight. Digital Diagnostics has deployed its AI systems in clinics across the U.S. and has also been infiltrating the international market to help prevent visual loss and blindness in people with diabetes.

View full list of recipients: https://bit.ly/38FHciH

Friday, July 31, 2020