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In Pursuit of Dual Passions

Photo courtesy of Glenn Rennels
Photo courtesy of Glenn Rennels

Glenn Rennels's colleagues thought it was "a lunatic move" when, in 1990, he gave up an endowed chair at MIT to work in computer technology at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). But for Rennels (Med'80), this was the ideal way to unite his dual passions for medicine and artificial intelligence.

After medical school, Rennels went on to earn a PhD in medical information science and complete a residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University, followed by his appointment to MIT's Cabot Chair for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. But he was drawn to TPMG by the opportunity to practice anesthesiology, while also helping to transform the organization into one of the nation's most technologically sophisticated medical groups.

Read more the full story from the spring issue of Dartmouth Medicine...