Wake Forest University School of Medicine established the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research to foster better health across our School’s local and national communities by advancing the science and application of artificial intelligence through research, education, and innovation. The Center is led by Dr. Metin Gurcan, Professor of Internal Medicine. This cross-disciplinary initiative will position our School to lead the increasingly important field of artificial intelligence in healthcare and medicine by complementing the work of other research centers.


Our mission is to advance and promote research, education, and innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, with a focus on enhancing the quality and safety of healthcare, reducing health disparities, and fostering better health outcomes.


Our vision is to establish ourselves as a global leader in the development and ethical implementation of revolutionary artificial intelligence technologies. Through these advancements, we aim to transform disease prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment, ultimately improving overall health and promoting equitable access to healthcare.

Center Goals

We seek to achieve our mission by pursuing the following goals:

  • Research: Conduct cutting-edge AI research, exploring its applications in healthcare.
  • Education: Facilitate comprehensive educational programs, including workshops, seminars, and formal training activities.
  • Innovation: Create AI-driven solutions that have a tangible impact on healthcare delivery and translate research findings into practical applications.