Friday, June 24, 2011

Featured Physician Executive: Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD

This week, our featured physician executive is Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD.

Dr. Ted Shortliffe is the President and CEO, AMIA.

Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, and ACMI Fellow, was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association in July 2009, after many years of service to AMIA as an active member and after two decades of working as a key architect in AMIA’s development and growth. A lifetime AMIA member since 1990, Dr. Shortliffe served on AMIA’s initial Board of Directors, chaired the Public Policy Committee, served as President of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) Scientific Activities, and chaired the MedInfo Organizing Committee for the 11th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (2004).

Dr. Shortliffe is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He also is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and served as a member of that organization’s Board of Regents from1996-2002. Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and serves on several editorial boards of biomedical informatics publications. Dr. Shortliffe has been honored by the leading professional and medical organizations in the U.S. for his contributions to medical science and informatics: He received a National Library of Medicine Research Career Development Award, the Grace Murray Hopper Award of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Morris F. Collen Award from the American College of Medical Informatics, and was a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar in General Internal Medicine. Dr. Shortliffe is the author or more than 300 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence

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