Educator and physician informaticist Edward Shortliffe, M.D., 60, a founder of the American Medical Informatics Association, has been named by the AMIA board of directors as the incoming president and chief executive officer, a position he is expected to assume in July 2009, succeeding Don Detmer. Ted Shortliffe is exactly the right member of our community to pick up the reins of leadership for AMIA upon my retirement, said Detmer, 69, in a news release. Shortliffe is a professor in basic medical sciences and medicine at the University of Arizona and a professor of biomedical informatics at Arizona State University. He was the founding dean of the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizonas College of Medicine and previously was a professor at both Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Stanford University. Shortliffe is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and has served on its executive council and is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Shortliffe, Edward, M.D.
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