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Benjamin Rasmussen is new Head of Clinical Research at CAI-X

Benjamin Rasmussen, Associated Professor and MD in Radiology at Odense University Hospital (OUH), is per September 2022 Head of Clinical Research at CAI-X.

Peter Børker Nielsen, Programme Manager at CAI-X, says: “We have waited for the perfect match for CAI-X for some time, and we are delighted to finally welcome Benjamin Rasmussen to our team. Benjamin has a natural curiosity to new technology and especially artificial intelligence (AI), and he already holds wide experience from innovation and AI projects at OUH. He is rooted in clinical practice and his appointment emphasises our closeness with the clinical departments”.

Throughout his medical career, Benjamin has maintained his focus on innovation and new technology, and he has not always chosen the beaten track in his education and research. His interest for technology and innovation has characterised his choice of residency in radiology, which is quite a digital speciality and at the forefront when it comes to applying AI in clinical practice.

Esmaeil Nadimi, Head of Technical Research at CAI-X is looking forward to the new collaboration: “A close connection with clinical departments is the main element of our projects and research at CAI-X, and Benjamin – a physician with technical knowledge – is the perfect match for CAI-X”.  

The first focus area of the new Head of Clinical Research is the development of a research strategy in cooperation with the Head of Technical Research and Programme Manager at CAI-X. One of the top priorities is to ensure robust and scientifically sound assessment of AI in clinical practice. Benjamin’s commitment to this area is evident through his background in evaluation of innovate medical technologies during his PhD, and his role as a key player in the development of the novel MAS-AI model for assessment of clinical AI.

“I am looking very much forward to taking on a bigger role in relation to our projects and the strategic development of CAI-X and our use of AI at Danish hospitals and in the healthcare sector. I believe that I with my insight in the clinical challenges and routines can strengthen the cooperation between engineers, companies, organisation and health staff to achieve better, feasible and lasting solutions for the benefit of staff and patients,” Benjamin says.

Benjamin Schnack Rasmussen

2022: Head of Clinical Research at CAI-X (Centre for Clinical Artificial Intelligence)
2022: Associated Professor at the Research and Innovation Unit of Radiology at OUH
2021: Board Member of the Medical Ethics Committee 1
2021: Assistant Professor at the Research and Innovation Unit of Radiology at OUH
2020: Senior Resident in Radiology
2017-2021: Postdoc
2015: PhD
2011: MD

Benjamin is married and father of two children.