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PhD Program in Biomedical Informatics

Make your mark: Our PhD program in biomedical informatics — the first and only one of its kind in the State University of New York system — helps you develop the sought-after skills for academic and applied research careers in our rapidly expanding field.

Prepare to Lead

Growth in health-related industries, hospitals and other health-care systems have spearheaded Buffalo’s recent economic renaissance.

All require effective information management systems and technologies.

That’s where you come into the picture and take your place — front and center.

A PhD in biomedical informatics from UB prepares you to lead these organizations through complex information management challenges. With your advanced knowledge and skills, you’ll apply sophisticated tools and methods to help design new systems and applications.

Best of all, thanks to our close partnerships with regional health care organizations, you don’t have to wait until you’ve earned your PhD to begin making high-level contributions to our field:

You’ll forge those connections and collaborations while training with us.

Specialize with the Experts

We offer you a broad-based curriculum in the foundations of biomedical informatics while fostering your specialized skills in one of our field’s five key areas:

As a PhD candidate, you’ll take upper-level classes in your specialty area. You’ll conduct your research with a dedicated faculty member who has the type of expertise and research portfolio you wish to develop — a dedicated mentor who will guide you through every phase of your research.

The result of this tailored approach to your training?

You’ll graduate from our program ideally positioned for a career at the leading edge of biomedical informatics.

Access Sophisticated Resources

Harness the data you need for your research.

Stay abreast of the latest work in our field.

Train with this region’s leading experts and most advanced tools.

Our PhD candidates enjoy an all-access pass to UB’s state-of-the-art computational resources as well as the sophisticated initiatives led by our campus and regional partners.

Among others, these resources include:

Contact Us

Co-Director, PhD Degree Program

Ceusters, Werner

Werner Ceusters, MD

Division Chief, Biomedical Ontology

Department of Biomedical Informatics, 77 Goodell street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 881-8971

Email: ceusters@buffalo.edu