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Big Picture Medicine

Mustafa Sultan

21 episodes

Jan 1, 2021

#044 Rare Disease AI — Rudy Benfredj (CEO Mendelian) 

How can we use models to diagnose patients with rare diseases earlier?

Rudy Benfredj is Co-founder and CEO of Mendelian; who are helping doctors find and diagnose rare disease patients earlier.

Rare diseases are individually rare, but collectively quite common — they affect 1 in 17 people. With 8000+ rare diseases and some only affecting a handful of people across the globe — rare diseases take an average of 7 years to diagnose — which is dubbed the diagnostic odyssey.

Rudy is super interesting and I pick his brain about how artificial intelligence can be used help reduce the diagnostic odyssey in rare diseases. I hope you enjoy.

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