Bio: Dr. Ila Singh serves as Chief of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital and as tenured Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Singh completed her M.D. at the University of Bombay, and her Ph.D. at Yale University. She served as the Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at Stanford University and completed her Clinical Pathology residency training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Singh has served as Assistant Professor and Attending at Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital; as Associate Professor and Medical Director at University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories. Just before joining Texas Children’s, Dr. Singh was a tenured professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology and Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories for the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Singh has two major research interests. The first is her focus on laboratory test utilization management, and on the mechanisms used to optimize the type and frequency of physician test orders to achieve better clinical outcomes and reduce waste. Her second interest is clinical informatics and the use of machine learning to determine key drivers in healthcare.
Dr. Singh is leading a national initiative to give rational and easily understood names to lab tests. She is board-certified in Clinical Pathology and in Clinical Informatics.