Igor Dvorchik, Director of Biostatistics

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  • Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine
    700 Children's Drive
    Columbus, OH 43205 (map)
Biography
Igor Dvorchik, PhD, is director of Biostatistics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Modern biology often relies greatly on the science of biostatistics and its ability to direct experimental design, and collect, summarize and analyze scientific data. Dr. Dvorchik’s first priority will be to develop Nationwide Children’s Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR), a service-oriented statistical unit available to all Nationwide Children’s investigators and physician scientists. This centralized biostatistics resource will further enhance Nationwide Children’s ability to advance quality, effectiveness and efficiency of pediatric clinical care.Before joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Dvorchik was associate professor of Surgery and Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh and directed the medical decision and research support groups in bioinformatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Most recently, he served as a director of bioinformatics at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and as senior biostatistician. In these roles, he helped initiate multiple novel research studies and actively participated in clinical outcome research. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Dvorchik’s research focused on outcome and medical decision-making in cardiology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, intensive care and hepatology and liver cancer. His work helped clarify the effects of HLA matching between recipient and donor on liver transplantation outcome, helped elucidate the effects of immunosuppressive medications on the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and quantified the incidence of colorectal cancer in patients with IBD and primary sclerosing cholangitis. This research received international recognition and directly affected the medical care of these patient groups. Dr. Dvorchik’s work on outcome modeling for hepatocellular carcinoma played an important role in restating financial coverage for U.S. liver transplantation patients with this terminal disease.Dr. Dvorchik received a PhD in Electrophysics from Kharkov Railway University, Kharkov, USSR and a PhD in Applied Statistics and Monitoring and Control of Biological Systems Behavior from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. He has published 66 peer-reviewed manuscripts in various scientific journals including eight as the first and eight as a senior author. He is a co-author of three book chapters and has presented more than 20 abstracts at national and international meetings.
Academic and Clinical Areas
  • Biostatistics Core
    Adjunct Faculty
  • Primary Department
    Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine
Professional Experience

2012 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director of Biostatistics

2010 - 2012 Department of Bioinformatics, Arizona State University, Adjunct Faculty

2010 - 2012 Children’s Neuroscience Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, CNI Director of Bioinformatics, PCH Research Scientist, Senior Biostatistician

2006 - 2010 Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Research Associate Professor in Surgery

2006 - 2010 Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Research Associate Professor

2005 - 2010 Medical Decision and Research Support Group, Bioinformatics, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Director

2005 - 2010 Department of Primary Care, School of Health Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Adjunct Assistant Professor

2000 - 2010 Section of Biostatistics T.E.Starzl Transplantation Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Director

1999 - 2006 Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Research Assistant Professor

1999 - 2006 Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Research Assistant Professor in Surgery

1998 - 1999 Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Research Instructor in Surgery

1993 - 1998 Section of Computational Medicine, Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Project Leader

1992 - 1993 Section of Computational Medicine, Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PC Consultant

1990 - 1992 Radiology Department, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Radiology Assistant

1986 - 1989 Research Institute of Gas Transportation (Kharkov, USSR), Senior Research Scientist

1981 - 1986 Department of Hydraulics and Power Supply, Ukrainian Polytechnics University (Kharkov, USSR), Senior Engineer, Lecturer

Contact Information
Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine
  • 700 Children's Drive
    Columbus, OH 43205 (map)