Derek Klarin, MD
Dr. Derek Klarin is Senior Advisor on Computational Genomics & Data Science at Bitterroot Bio. In addition to his role at Bitterroot, Dr. Klarin is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is a Staff Surgeon at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital. His research uses genomic approaches to better understand the etiology of atherosclerosis and vascular disease and their associated risk factors, including lipids and thrombosis. Dr. Klarin’s current use of translational approaches to vascular disease builds on his experience and training in genetic analysis of atherosclerosis using bioinformatics and computational-based approaches learned during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Dr. Klarin holds a BA in chemistry and biology from Cornell University. He earned his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA before completing his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.