DMICE Alumni Comprise Over 11% of Newly Recognized Fellows of AMIA

This year, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the professional association for the field of biomedical and health informatics, started a new Fellowship designation for members “who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who have a sustained commitment to the betterment of AMIA.”

Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA) become eligible for fellowship through either formal certification (such as via having an advanced healthcare or doctoral degree) or having long-term experience in the field. Fellows must have sustained commitment to the field as well as AMIA.

At Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), we are pleased to announce that two faculty in the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and 15 alumni of our Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program are among the 130 members of the inaugural class of Fellows.

According to DIMICE Chair and new AMIA Fellow William Hersh, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, “Over 11% of the inaugural class of AMIA Fellows are alumni of our informatics educational program. This demonstrates the impact that OHSU has had on the informatics field.”

The other DMICE faculty to become a Fellow of AMIA is Vishnu Mohan, MD, MBI, FACP, FAMIA, who also serves as Director of the OHSU Clinical Informatics Physician Subspecialty Fellowship.

The 15 program alumni who are in the inaugural class of Fellows include:

  • Mark Baker, Pali Momi Medical Center/Hawaii Pacific Health
  • Bimal Desai, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Peter Embi, Regenstrief Institute
  • Laura Fochtmann, Stonybrook University, School of Medicine
  • Charles Hu, Legacy Health
  • Ron Jimenez, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Jodi Kodish-Wachs, Cerner
  • Eli Lourie, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Vishnu Mohan, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Carolyn Petersen, Mayo Clinic
  • Lazaro Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Northwestern University
  • Eric Shelov, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Amy Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Keith Woeltje, BJC HealthCare
  • Adam Wright, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The inaugural class of Fellows will be inducted into FAMIA at the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference, in Atlanta, April 30 – May 2, 2019.

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