Vidhya Sivakumaran, PhD

Senior Director, Terminology Data Engineering

Dr. Vidhya Sivakumaran is the Senior Director of Terminology Data Engineering at IMO. Vidhya joined the company in 2016 as an analyst, and she is now leading and continually evolving a foundational department in the organization that is tasked with multifaceted ownership and application of our terminology data. She holds a PhD in biochemistry specializing in cardiac membrane biophysics from Virginia Tech, after which she completed a research fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. In her free time, Vidhya enjoys mentoring graduate students, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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