I am a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management, medical informatics – including big data and data science − financial analysis and computer modeling. I serve as the executive director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI), as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of UBMD, a multispecialty faculty practice of over 500 UB physicians, and as CMIO of Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York
The IHI supports big data health care research and economic development at UB and its partner institutions in the Buffalo Translational Consortium by providing a secure computing environment, data science and security consulting and extensive health care datasets. The IHI provides a secure data center with a state-of-the-art data repository infrastructure that can be used to generate knowledge that improves the health of the Western New York community, New York State and the nation.
As CMIO my goal is to implement and optimize electronic health records (EHRs) and other systems so that they will collect data that can simultaneously provide clinical decision support, manage patient populations and feed data repositories.
I have served in multiple medical and informatics leadership roles, and my background in clinical, administrative and technological medicine enables me to interface effectively with multiple health care environment stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, other clinical and administrative staff, information technology personnel and vendors. As a result, I have been able to lead physician practices through transformative changes, including the adoption of electronic health records.
I have published and presented extensively in the field of informatics; my particular interest is ethical issues in informatics.
I am a board-certified pediatrician and continue to practice general pediatrics in inner-city Buffalo.
Education and Training:
MBA, Business Administration, University at Buffalo (2010)
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994)
Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1993)
Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991)
MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, magna cum laude (1990)
MS, Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982)
BS, Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, with Distinction (1979)
Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics (2012-present)
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMD (2007-present)
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, University Pediatric Associates, Inc. (2007-present)
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007–2012)
Director, Medical Informatics, University at Buffalo (1997–2012)
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2001–2009)
Chair, Clinical and Scientific Informatics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005–2006)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Informatics, University at Buffalo (2003–2006)