Current Fellows

Lin Shen, M.D. is a Clinical and Research Fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a first year Clinical Informatics Fellows at Partners Healthcare (2018-2020).

Heather Lyu, M.D. is a surgical resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a second year Clinical Informatics  Fellow at Partners Healthcare (2017-2019).

Heather attended University of Virginia for her undergraduate studies where she majored in media studies and minored in global health. She then attended Johns Hopkins Medical School where she spent one year in the Department of Surgery to conduct health services and surgical outcomes research. She then began her general surgery residency at

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2014. Heather has been involved in the EPIC integration as a resident and has taken an interest in improving surgical care delivery with health information technology. She is now taking two years off between her third and fourth years to complete a clinical informatics fellowship. Other interests include data extraction and utilization from EHR for research and  standardization of surgical care delivery using health information technology.

David Rubins, M.D. is a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a second year Clinical Informatics Fellows at Partners Healthcare (2017-2019).

He attended Washington University in St. Louis Medical School and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During residency, he helped develop and operate multiple websites and residency-specific applications for scheduling purposes. He is interested in Electronic Health Record development and reducing cognitive overload through user interface redesign and improved EHR training modules.

Past Fellows

William Gordon, M.D., M.B.I. (CI 2018)

Medical Director - Health Innovation Platform, Partners Personalized Medicine

Attending Physician - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Will has a background in technology development, having spent several years before medical school working as a software developer. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was active at the MGH Laboratory of Computer Science. Since 2014, he has been on staff at MGH as a hospitalist and attending on the resident teaching service. Since 2014, he has also been a Product Manager and Director of Clinical Product at Kyruus, a patient access and provider-side population health information technology company based in Boston.Will has an interest in interoperability, Application Program Interfaces (APIs), health data visualization, enterprise technology implementation, and using health information technology to improve clinical medicine.

Tamim Alganam, M.D., M.B.I. (CI-International 2018)

CEO - Wateen

Digital Health Consultant - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Tamim completed the CI fellowship as the first international fellow.  During his fellowship, he concieved and developed the Wateen App, the official mobile application for blood donation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mark Zhang, D.O., M.M.Sc. (CI 2017)

Medical Director - BWH Digital Innovation Hub

Associate Program Director - Partners Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship

Palliative Care Consultant - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mark completed an Internal Medicine residency and chief year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship. He is the founder and co-creator of Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android mobile applications.  He was the first graduate of the Partners Clinical Informatics and Innovation fellowship.

He is the co-founder of Cake, a venture backed company whose mission is making advance care planning easier and more accessible for everyone.  He co-founded and was the first president of the Association of Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), the national organization representing Clinical Informatics fellows.  During this time, he negotiated the merger of ACIF with the American Medical Informatics Association, leading to the creation of the AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows.