Wendi A. Knapp MD, MS, FACP
Hospitalist / Data Scientist, Data Science Team Lead
Sutter Health

Wendi Knapp MD is a Hospitalist for Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group at Sutter Health.  She did her residency and Chief Residency at University of California Davis and finished her Master’s in Data Science with a focus on AI/ML at Northwestern University. At Sutter Health she led a clinical analytics program for 10 years and was Chair of Value Based Pay Governance for her medical group and has lectured and led workshops for Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Healthcare Analytics Summit and American College of Physicians.  She co-leads a cross-functional data science team that develops, validates and deploys clinical NLP and AI applications. Her passion is to operationalize and scale AI applications for improved patient care. The Sutter Data Science team includes clinicians, researchers, data scientists and patient and family advisors. They have collaborated with Northwestern University on predictive modeling and dashboard development and work with the Sutter Health Population Health Team developing AI tools for the high impact diagnoses such as Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Gastroenterology and Stroke.