Shekoofeh Azizi
Research Scientist

I am a staff research scientist and a research lead at Google DeepMind. My research is focused on developing approaches that facilitate the translation of AI solutions into tangible clinical impact.  I am particularly interested in designing foundation models for biomedical applications and I have been leading multiple major efforts in this area, including the moonshot project behind Med-PaLM and Med-PaLM 2, Google's flagship medical large language models.  I am also lead researcher of Med-PaLM M the first demonstration of a generalist biomedical AI. 

My research has been published in well-regarded journals and conferences such as Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Biomedical Engineering, and CVPR and it serves as the cornerstone for multiple medical device products undergoing clinical trials at Google.

My research has been covered in various media outlets and recognized by multiple awards including the Governor General’s Canada Academic Gold Medal for contributions in improving diagnostic ultrasound. 

Current Highlights:

Press Highlights:

Large Language Models Encode Clinical Knowledge

New Scientist:
Google's AI is best yet at answering medical and health questions

What ChatGPT And other AI tools mean for the future of healthcare

Advisory Board:
AI passes US medical licensing exam

Med Page Today:
AI passes US medical licensing exam

Ground Truths (Dr Topol's blog):
When M.D. is a Machine Doctor

Interesting Engineering: 

Google and DeepMind just launched MedPaLM,
a large language model

Mark Tech Post:

Meet Med-PaLM: A Large Language Model Supporting the Medical Domain in Providing Safe and Helpful Answers

The Decoder: 

Asking Dr. Google Might be Faster and More
Reliable in the Future

Tech Times:

Google Research and DeepMind Launch an AI-Based
Healthcare Language Model

India Next: 

Google And DeepMind Collaborate On the
Med-Palm Medical Chatbot

Analytics India Magazine:

Google’s PaLM is Ready for the GPT Challenge

Blockchain Council:

Google Releases Med-PaLM, A ChatGPT-Like
ChatBot For Healthcare

Self-supervised Learning Research

Google AI Blog: 

Self Supervised Learning Advances Medical Image Classification

Interviewed by VentureBeat: 

Google Research Changes the Game for Medical Imaging.

Interviewed by TechTalks: 

Self-supervised Learning is a Game-Changer for Medical Imaging

Dermatology Research

BBC News:
Google AI Tool Can Help Patients Identify Skin Conditions

The Verge
Google Announces Health Tool to Identify Skin Conditions

Financial Times:
Google Launches AI Health Tool for Skin Conditions

Google Just Revealed 3 New Features

Google Will Now Help You Identify That Suspicious Mole or Rash

STAT News:
Google Debuts an AI-Powered App to Analyze Skin Conditions

Google's Latest AI Tool Claims to Identify Skin Conditions

Google's New A.I. Health Tool Turns Your Phone Camera Into a Dermatologist