Forum 2020 Series: Healthcare in the Digital Age


Kamran Khan

Founder & CEO
BlueDot, Canada


Dr. Kamran Khan is a practicing infectious disease physician and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. After completing his training in infectious diseases, preventive medicine, and public health at Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard, he returned to Toronto just before SARS crippled the city during the 2003 outbreak. Deeply motivated by this event, Kamran has dedicated his career to finding solutions that help the world better prepare for and respond to tomorrow’s infectious disease threats. In 2013, Dr. Khan founded BlueDot, a social enterprise dedicated to strengthening global readiness against dangerous epidemics by harnessing the vast potential of big data and information technologies. Through BlueDot, Dr. Khan has partnered with a variety of government agencies (e.g. Global Affairs Canada, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to protect human health and security from dangerous epidemics, whether originating from naturally occurring events, accidents, or deliberate acts.