Lihui  Zhao, PhD
Lihui Zhao, PhD
  • Assistant Professor
    Preventive Medicine-Biostatistics
Samantha Montag, MS
  • Statistical Analyst
    Preventative Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Raymond Kang, MS
  • Statistical Analyst and Programmer
    Center for Healthcare Studies
Amy Yang, MS
  • Statistical Analyst/Programmer
    Preventative Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


The Biostatistics Core at the Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center is committed to exceptional care, pioneering research and the training of the next generation of transplant clinicians and researchers. The mission of the Biostatistics Core is to provide state-of-the-art statistical training and analytic support services to investigators interested in basic, pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological transplant studies. This core provides statistical support for all focus groups for manuscript and grant preparation.  Services include:

  • Study design & implementation
  • Statistical methodological research
  • Randomization
  • Sample size and power calculations
  • Statistical analysis (for Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB), grants, abstracts, manuscripts, etc.)
  • Statistical consulting

In addition to these services, the biostatistics core offers training and analytical assistance to faculty, staff, fellows and students in need of biostatistics help in the field of transplantation.