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F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE

Nephrology, Internal Medicine


F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE, grew up in Connecticut before attending Harvard College where he graduated with honors in biochemistry. He then attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, before completing his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, he received a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology, which has informed his research ever since. At Yale since 2014, his goal is using patient-level data and advanced analytics to personalize medicine to each individual patient.

He is the creator of the popular online course "Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend Is Wrong" on the Coursera platform.


  • Associate Professor Term
  • Director, Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (CTRA)
  • Course Director, Interpretation of the Medical Literature
  • Co Director, Human Genetics and Clinical Research Core

Education & Training

  • MSCE
    University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology (2012)
  • Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • MD
    Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2006)
  • BA
    Harvard College, Biochemistry (2001)

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