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Clinical Informatics Fellowship

The academic home for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship is within the Department of Pediatrics in the Biological Sciences Division (BSD).  The BSD partners with the University of Chicago Medicine as the primary teaching hospital, as well as the The Pritzker School of Medicine.  The Clinical Informatics Fellowship program seeks outstanding applicants for the two-year fellowship in Clinical Informatics.  In addition, Clinical Informatics Fellows hold scholarship and leadership roles at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI) at UChicago Medicine.  Although the fellowship is housed within Pediatrics, applicants can apply to be within any clinical department.

Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD PhD

Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

2024-2025 Interview Season

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide operational practice, research and education for outstanding fellows who will become national leaders in the specialty of clinical informatics.  To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of our faculty and fellows who work together to advance innovation in medicine and clinical informatics while serving the health needs of the South Side of Chicago community in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality, in keeping with the Program Aims.

Dr. Melissa Pessin

Melissa Pessin, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology

Associate Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Program AIMS

Train fellows on using data from electronic systems to support research, precision medicine, public health and population health.

Provide training and leadership experience to integrate health information technology into clinical processes to improve patient satisfaction and clinician productivity.

Provide opportunities to support innovation in the health system through informatics tools and processes including clinical decision support.

Train and apply best practices regarding data governance structures and processes.