Cathie Sudlow: Devoted to data. The Lancet

Background: Do doctors specialising in medical data science choose it because they dislike working with patients? Over the past decade or so Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, has emerged as a leading force in medical informatics, so the question is clearly one for her.