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Robert Hirten, MD


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Robert Hirten MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine & Artificial Intelligence and Human Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Clinical Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai (HPI.MS) and the Director of the Digital Discovery Program at Mount Sinai. He completed medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and gastroenterology fellowship at Northwell Health. He subsequently received specialized training in the care of patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease as The Daniel and Jane Present-Andrew Levison Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Fellow at Mount Sinai, before joining the Mount Sinai faculty as an IBD attending. He is currently the Associate Fellowship Director for the Advanced IBD Fellowship at Mount Sinai, the site director for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation National Visiting IBD Fellowship, as well as vice president of the New York Crohn's and Colitis Organization. He has served as a member on multiple national committees in the American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterological Association, as well as on the National Steering Committee for the MILESTONE Initiative, which leads a national education curriculum for Advanced IBD Fellows.

Dr. Hirten’s research focuses on the use of connected devices and digital technology for the study of health and disease. Leveraging this technology, he leads wearable device studies across patient populations and disease states. His work has resulted in the development of novel machine learning algorithms derived from wearable devices for the prediction of various health and disease endpoints and has been featured by news outlets including USA Today, CBS News, and Forbes. His research has been supported by grants that include a Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Career Development Award and a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Artificial Intelligence and Human Health
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West