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Welcome to the SyntheaTM Wiki!

For a quick start, see the README and Getting Started.

Mission Statement

SyntheaTM is a synthetic patient generator that models the medical history of synthetic patients. Our mission is to output high-quality synthetic, realistic but not real, patient data and associated health records covering every aspect of healthcare. The resulting data is free from cost, privacy, and security restrictions. It can be used without restriction for a variety of secondary uses in academia, research, industry, and government (although a citation would be appreciated).

You can read our first academic paper here:


We are actively looking for project contributors and maintainers!

If you are new to open source, please check out github's guide to contributing, otherwise please start contributing by:

Currently Supported Diseases

Synthea currently has over 90 different modules which have expanded beyond the original "Two Top Tens" that the project started with (see the table below). Please see the Module Builder to browse the currently supported disease modules.

Top 10 Reasons Patients Visit PCP Top 10 Years of Life Lost
Routine infant/child health check Ischemic Heart Disease
Essential Hypertension Lung Cancer
Diabetes Mellitus Alzheimer’s Disease
Normal Pregnancy COPD
Respiratory Infections (Pharyngitis, Bronchitis, Sinusitis) Cerebrovascular Disease
General Adult Medical Examination Road Injuries
Disorders of Lipoid Metabolism Self-Harm
Ear Infections (Otitis Media) Diabetes Mellitus
Asthma Colorectal Cancer
Urinary Tract Infections Drug Use Disorders (limited to Opioids)