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William Karnes

Chief Medical Officer/Clinical Professor of Medicine at Docbot & UC Irvine

I am a gastroenterologist with a primary interest in colorectal cancer prevention. After several years as Director of Research in the Colorectal Neoplasia Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, I was recruited to UCI in 2012 to spearhead efforts to reduce colorectal cancer burden in Orange County. As part of these efforts, I have established the Colonoscopy Quality Database to promote high-quality colonoscopy exams among colonoscopists. I’ve co-founded Docbot to leverage big data and deep learning to assist colonoscopists in real-time to improve polyp detection and automate procedure documentation and quality measure reporting.