BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics Fellowship March Faculty Lunch with Dr. Alexander Turchin


The March BWH/MGH CI faculty lunch was held at Mission Sushi with NLM Informatics Fellowship alumni, Dr. Alexander Turchin.  Dr. Turchin is the Director of Informatics Research and a practicing endocrinologist at the Division of Endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Medical Informatician in the Quality Performance Management unit at Partners HealthCare. Dr. Turchin graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a Medical Informatics fellowship at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Pictured (L-R):  Drs. David Rubins, Heather Lyu, Will Gordon, Alexander Turchin, Mark Zhang



BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellows well represented at HIMSS18

Will Gordon MD (CI 2018) presented posters at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium and the Early Careerist Poster Session at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Gordon presented a poster on a SMART on FHIR HLA and platelet visualization application he worked on during his CI fellowship.


Will Gordon MD presenting at the Early Careerist Session at HIMSS18


Members from BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics Fellowship, BWH Digital Innovation Hub,

Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Informatics Fellowship


BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellows present at the BWH Digital Innovation Hub monthly Digital Research Forum

 Second year CI fellow Will Gordon and first year CI fellows Heather Lyu and David Rubins presented at the Digitial Innovation Hub monthly Digital Research Forum.  The CI fellows highlighted work that they have done in cybersecurity, clinical pathways integration, and building within Epic to an interdisciplinary audience.  The BWH Digital Innovation Hub is a team within BWH dedicated to supporting digital health to drive more patient-centered, efficient, and safe care through use, development, evaluation and commercialization of digital health.


BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics Fellowship Febuary Faculty Lunch with Dr. Gordon Schiff

Pictured: L-R – Drs. Schiff, Zhang (CI ’17, aPD), Luo (BWH PORTAL), Lyu (CI fellow), Gordon (CI Fellow), Rubins (CI Fellow).

The 2nd monthly BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics Faculty Lunch with Dr. Gordon Schiff was held at The Laughing Monk.  This monthly lunch is a way for CI fellows to meet and learn from faculty throughout the Partners system in an informal setting.


BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship welcomes 2018-2020 fellow, Dr. Lin Shen!

Lin Shen M.D. is a Clinical and Research Fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Lin attended Stanford University for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Human Biology.  He then attended Yale School of Medicine,  and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.  After residency training, Lin spent a year at Yale as an academic hospitalist before coming to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for GI fellowship. Lin has worked on multiple health IT projects including automatic neuroimaging segmentation algorithms, natural language processing-assisted identification of possible hepatocellular cancer in cirrhotic patients, as well as a number of EPIC-related implementation and optimization efforts both at Yale and the Brigham.  His primary interests are clinical decision support, at-risk cohort identification, and workflow optimization.


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Association of Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF) officially part of AMIA

ACIF, the first nationwide organization for Clinical Informatics fellows is now part of AMIA.  ACIF was founded by Mark Zhang DO MMSc (CI 2017), who also was the first president of the organization and led the merger with AMIA.  As part of the merger, ACIF will now be known as AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows and is the home within AMIA for clinical informatics fellows and alumni.


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Second year CI fellow, Will Gordon MD publishes in NEJM:  “Threats in Information Security – Public Health Implications” 


Second year CI fellow, Will Gordon MD publishes in NEJM Catalyst: “Blockchain in Health Care: Decoding the Hype”