Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, MACP, FACMI
Edward H. Shortliffe is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at both Columbia University and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Research (Health Informatics) at Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009-2012). He has also held professorial appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston (2009-2011), the University of Arizona (2007-2009), Arizona State University (2007-2009, 2012-2018), Columbia University (2000-2007), and Stanford University (1979-2000). He has spearheaded the formation and evolution of graduate degree programs in biomedical informatics at Stanford, Columbia, and Arizona State University.
Both a PhD computer scientist and a physician who has practiced internal medicine, Dr. Shortliffe is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has also been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. A Master of the American College of Physicians, he received the ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1976 and ACMI’s Morris F. Collen Award in 2006. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and a well-known textbook on Biomedical Informatics (now in its fourth edition), Dr. Shortliffe has authored over 350 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence.