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Fellowship Reception


Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford

In September of 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved Clinical Informatics (CI) as a board-eligible subspecialty through sponsorship by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). For more information about the clinical informatics subspecialty, please visit the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) website.

For the first five years, it is possible to become board-eligible based on substantial practice rather than a formal fellowship. After 2017, board eligibility will require completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in clinical informatics. We are pleased to announce that we are the first clinical informatics fellowship in the nation to receive ACGME accreditation. Other ACGME accredited programs can be found here.

We are pleased to continue a long tradition of clinical informatics at Stanford dating to the founding of the biomedical informatics graduate program and are proud of our excellent fellowship experiences at institutions that have made applied clinical informatics a priority in patient care.

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To Apply

We are closed to applications for 2016-2018 Fellows. Please check back this summer for applications for the next year.

2015 - 2017 Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from the Stanford Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine / Surgery.

Yumi DiAngi MD–Yumi trained in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently worked for five years in a full time outpatient practice in Northwestern PA, a federally designated medically underserved area.  Her interest in informatics developed from her experiences leveraging claims data to improve care processes in these clinics.  During this 2 year fellowship, she looks forward to understanding the full application of informatics within a large healthcare system and utilizing analytics tools to address critical gaps in patient care.

Yaniv Kerem MD – After graduating from Loyola University School of Medicine, Yaniv continued his medical training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. As Resident Director for Clinical Informatics, he worked closely with the hospital’s EMR team on a number of process design projects aimed at improving physician workflow and efficiency, including an optimization effort to design and upgrade computerized order sets and an evaluation of the need for a sepsis alert in the emergency department. Yaniv looks forward to playing an active role in the future of healthcare discovery and innovation as a member of the Stanford family.

2014 - 2016 HP Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard

Lance Downing MD – A Bay Area native, Dr. Downing attended Rhodes College and majored in economics before returning to work in enterprise software. Drawn to the humanistic ideals of medicine, Lance then traveled to the midwest to attend medical school at Case Western University, returning to Palo Alto as a resident in Internal Medicine at Stanford. Here, he has worked on projects ranging from a hospital wide mission to improve the treatment of severe infections to studying the epidemiology of disease and healthcare delivery among farm workers. He joins the Clinical Informatics Fellowship excited to address the challenge of improving healthcare in an era of medicine increasingly interconnected with healthcare information systems.

Veena Goel MD – Veena was born and raised in Canada, attended medical school in Arizona, and completed pediatric residency at Stanford in 2013. In July 2013, she became the first fellow in Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at Stanford. Her scholarship focuses on improving bedside monitor alarm fatigue, which was recently declared a National Patient Safety Goal by the Joint Commission. In this work, she is leveraging a unique data set at Stanford Children's in collaboration with a PhD student in the biomedical informatics training program. Working with the PHM fellowship directors, Drs. Carrie Rassbach and Becky Blankenburg, we are pleased to have developed a curriculum that will allow Veena to simultaneously complete both the CI and PHM fellowships by the end of June 2016.


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