Dr. Shiva Gautam is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gautam is also the Associate Director of the Harvard CTSC Biostatistics Program at BIDMC which focuses on enhancing biostatical support at BIDMC in coordination with the Harvard wide CTSC biostatistics program. In addition to the statistical and study design services that Dr. Gautam provides at BIDMC, he participates as a tutor in Harvard Medical School's month long Clinical Epidemiological course for first year medical students. Dr. Gautam is also engaged in teaching/training of medical students, residents, fellows, and new investigators in the area of research design and other critical biostatistical aspects of research. At BIDMC he also serves as the statistical consultant to the IRB.