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:

Interview with CTV The Social TV Show :  
The impact of AI in healthcare

Interview with The Walrus Magazine:  
Better AI for a Better Society

Interview with EL PAÍS :  
AI surpasses expectations in its ability to assist doctors in specific areas of health care