James J. Cimino, M.D.
Director, Informatics Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Dr. James Cimino is a board certified internist and clinical informatician, currently a Professor of Medicine and inaugural Director of the Informatics Institute at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine.  He has been carrying out clinical informatics research, building clinical information systems, teaching medical informatics and medicine, and caring for patients for over 30 years, with principle research areas in desiderata for controlled terminologies, mobile and Web-based clinical information systems for clinicians and patients, context-aware form of clinical decision support called “infobuttons”, and clinical research data repositories.  Past appointments include a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Columbia University and Chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the NIH Clinical Center and the National Library of Medicine.  He is co-editor (with Edward Shortliffe) of a leading textbook on Biomedical Informatics and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.  His honors include Fellowships of the American College of Physicians, the New York Academy of Medicine, the American College of Medical Informatics (Past President) and the International Academy of Health Science Informatics, the Priscilla Mayden Award from the University of Utah, the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics and the President’s Award, both from the American Medical Informatics Association, the Medal of Honor from New York Medical College, the NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award (twice), and induction into the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).