General Information

Full Name Matthew Segar
Nationality USA
Languages English

Research Areas

  • Cardiovascular risk prediction using machine learning and artificial intelligence.


  • 2014-2018
    Indiana University School of Medicine - M.D.
    • Elected to Gold Humanism Honor Society.
    • Awarded the IUSM Dean's Award.
  • 2012-2014
    Indiana University – M.S. in Bioinformatics (with Honors)
    • Advisor: Prof. Yunlong Liu, PhD.
    • Research: Studied the clinical utility of alternative splicing events across multiple cancer types.
  • 2008-2012
    Bucknell Universitiy - B.A. in Computer Science (with Honors)
    • A 4-year Division 1 athlete in swimming.
      • Awarded the Robert A. Latour Service Award for 'contributing most to Bucknell and the surrounding community'.
      • Qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200m freestyle
    • Thesis Title: Utilization of probabilistic models in short read assembly from second-generation sequencing.
      • Awarded the Miller Prize for the most distinguished Honor's Thesis.
      • Advisor: Prof. Brian King, PhD.

Postdoctoral Training

  • 2018-now
    Resident, Internal Medicine
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medicine Center
  • 2021
    Incoming Fellow, Cardiology
    • Texas Heart Institute

Honors and Awards

  • 2011-2012
    • Mid-Major All American, Swimming
  • 2012
    • Olympic Trials Qualifier, swimming 200M freestyle
    • Robert A. Latour Service Award for the student who contributes most to Bucknell University and the surrounding community.
    • Miller Prize for the most distinguished Honor's Thesis.
  • 2015
    • Best oral abstract (3rd place), Summer Research Program in Academic Medicine
    • Best oral abstract(3rd place), IU Simon Cancer Center Research Day
  • 2017
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2018
    • Dean's Award, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 2019
    • Best oral abstract (1st place), Donald W. Seldin Symposium, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • Travel grant award, Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology, Mayo Clinic
    • Best oral abstract (1st place), UTSW-THR Cardiovascular Symposium
  • 2020
    • Best oral abstract (1st place), Donald W. Seldin Symposium, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Young Investigator Award finalist, AHA 2020

Clinical Trials

  • 2021-now
    Electronic Alerts for Heart Failure Prevention in Diabetes (WATCH-DM)
    • NCT04791826
    • Sub-investigator to evaluate WATCH-DM risk score in EHR system to improve SGLT2i utilization

Work Experience

  • 2012-2014
    Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research Analyst.
    • Worked for the IUSM Bioinformatics Core under Dr. Liu. Collaborated with researchers from multiple institutions to assist in data analysis and biomedical data management.
    • Developed the main pipeline for alterantive splicing and epigenetics research and for integrating these algorithms in a new production system.
  • 2012-2014
    Swim Coach - Carmel Swim Club.

Software Development Skills

  • GitHub: (~20 stars from open-source projects).
  • High Level Programming Languages: R, Java, C, C++, Python, Javascript

Other Interests

  • Sports: Swimming, Rowing.
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Board Games, Juggling, Magic tricks.