Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Federal
Michael Y. Uohara, M.D. is the current Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Federal at the Microsoft Corporation where he leads efforts in digital transformation within the Federal Healthcare sector. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Uohara was Managing Director of the HealthShare Exchange’s (Pennsylvania’s, and one of the nation’s, largest HIEs) MarketStreet platform (HSX MarketStreet) where he focused on bringing value to patients and healthcare systems by increasing the accessibility, usability, and interoperability of healthcare data.
Prior to making the transition to healthcare IT, Dr. Uohara served as a member of the house-staff in the Department of Surgery’s Division of General Surgery at the world-renowned University of Maryland Medical Center & R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Uohara was previously dedicated to investigating the etiology and outcomes associated with neonatal and childhood arterial ischemic stroke as part of the Pediatric Stroke Research Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Uohara, his mentors, and colleagues were the first group to effectively show a meaningful difference in stroke recurrence associated with the posterior circulation. These observations have led many advanced centers to alter their standards of care.
Dr. Uohara and his collaborator’s research has been published in scientific peer-reviewed journals including JAMA Neurology, Child’s Nervous System, and Neurology®, in addition to authoring chapters on healthcare quality and change management for Springer. Most recently, Dr. Uohara and his collaborators, Drs. Jim Weinstein and David Rhew, published Microsoft’s perspective on how technology can be leveraged to respond to public health emergencies in the Journal of Population Health Management.
Dr. Uohara has a breadth of experience in providing strategic economic consulting and advisory, in addition to having successfully led venture-stage companies throughout their growth cycle. In this domain, he led the development of algorithms for performing image recognition alongside GPS technologies for the blind and visually impaired prior to leading his company to successful acquisition in 2012.
Dr. Uohara received his bachelor’s degree in business management and economics from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has served on Boards and Committees on healthcare, innovation, technology, research and development, and was a founding member of The (Philadelphia) HealthShare Exchange’s Innovation Committee.