DMICE Faculty Thomas Yackel, MD Heading to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

TomYackel_3Qs-webLong-time DMICE faculty and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leader Thomas Yackel, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor and chief clinical integration officer, will be leaving OHSU to assume the roles of President of MCV Physicians, the faculty practice plan of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health, and senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the VCU School of Medicine.

Dr. Yackel came to OHSU in 2000 as a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical informatics. He stayed on to assume a faculty role and eventually became OHSU’s first associate chief medical information officer. His title later shifted to chief health information officer and he most recently has served as chief population health and value based care officer. He also served as one of the inaugural associate program directors of OHSU’s ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship.

“Tom has been an exemplary faculty member and contributor to all the missions of informatics at OHSU,” according to DMICE Chair Dr. William Hersh. “We will miss him but are certain he will provide great leadership at VCU.”