First year Partners CI fellow, Lin Shen MD, named to 2018 Epic Adult Gastroenterology Steering Board

First year Partners CI fellow, Lin Shen MD, has been selected to represent the inaugural 2018 Epic Adult Gastroenterology Steering Board.      

“Epic specialty steering boards positions are elected by their peers and help guide Epic’s specialty content and strategy.  Their work on best practices is shared with the whole Epic community, benefiting millions of patients. The Adult Oncology Board, for example, has defined how to best collect and review distress screenings using MyChart questionnaires that are integrated with physicians’ workflows.

Representatives from many of the most respected health systems in the country comprise separate adult and pediatric Specialty Steering Boards for cardiology, urology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopaedics, and obstetrics. Newly formed boards for 2016 include anesthesia, dermatology, neurosciences, ENT, and population health.”  – Epic

Epic Adult Gastroenterology Steering Board, 2018
Dr. Rajesh Keswani – Northwestern Medicine
Dr. Glenn Eisen – Organ Clinic, ASGE and GIQuIC
Dr. Joseph K. Lim – Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. William R. Brugge – Mount Auburn Hospital
Dr. Neil Gupta – Loyola University Health System
Dr. Brett Bernstein – Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Health System
Dr. Calvin E. Olson – Sutter Health
Dr. Spencer T Fung – NCAL Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Kevin Ghassemi – UCLA
Dr. Lin Shen – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Mohammad H Shakhatreh – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Dr. Kanwar Gill – John Muir Health/John Muir Specialty Medical Group

Partners Clinical Informatics and Innovation 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


Partners CI Fellowship well represented at HIMSS 2018

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


2/21/19  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 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.


The BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship is a 2 year fellowship focused on creating future leaders in the field of clinical informatics.  Clinical Informatics fellows have the opportunity to work with experts in the field of informatics throughout the entire Partners Healthcare ecosystem while also pursuing a Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) from Harvard Medical School or a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

BWH/MGH Clinical Informatics 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 on 2/16/18.  This monthly lunch is a way for CI fellows to meet and learn from faculty throughout the Partners system in an informal setting.