Panel Biographies

2012 CMIO Leadership Forum Roundtable

At the close of the CMIO Leadership Forum: Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Medicine last fall at The Trump Hotel in Chicago, Clinical Innovation + Technology invited five luminaries to build on the abundant discussions and dive deeper into the quality of the evidence in medicine, the lack of evidence in many cases, the struggle to engage physicians and patients, and strategies for integrating evidence-based medicine (EBM) into clinical practice.


headshotMichael S. Blum, MD

CMIO, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco.

Dr. Blum is the chief medical information officer and a professor of medicine in cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is responsible for the strategic design, implementation, and optimization of enterprise clinical applications for the Medical Center. He also is an active clinician, specializing in preventative cardiology and caring for patients with congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and general cardiology.

Prior to his medical career, Dr. Blum was trained as an engineer and applies his expertise in technology to healthcare as UCSF’s CMIO. He is currently overseeing a $160M enterprise deployment of Epic’s electronic health record and the development of a large-scale research data repository. He has a special research interest in clinical decision support technology and its impact on the quality and cost of patient care and population health. Following his engineering training at Tufts University, Dr. Blum earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He was a faculty member at Yale for six years before moving to San Francisco. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of numerous professional organizations and advisory boards, including the American College of Cardiology, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, and the advisory boards of IBM Health and Life Sciences, GE Healthcare, and AMDIS-HIMSS.


headshotAndrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine in Residence, University of California San Francisco and Director of Research, Division of Hospital Medicine; University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Dr. Auerbach is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, where he is director of research for the division, co-directs the Research Fellowship in General Internal Medicine, and is the chair of the Clinical Content Oversight Committee for UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Auerbach’s past research has focused on evaluation of care delivery models, with a specific emphasis on hospital medicine systems and comanagement systems, as well as methods for improving the measurement of quality of care. Dr. Auerbach’s research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine and Archives of Internal Medicine. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

headshotSameer Badlani, MD, FACP

CMIO, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago.

Dr. Badlani is the chief medical information officer for the University of Chicago Medicine. He leads the medical center’s implementation of the Epic EHR and development of a clinical informatics infrastructure in collaboration with the CIO and CMO’s office. His focus is on promoting clinical adoption of the EHR through physician engagement and value generation. Dr. Badlani has conducted national workshops through the American College of Physicians on various topics in clinical informatics. His interests include maximizing the potential of clinical decision support and evidence-based information at the point of care.

Dr. Badlani received his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India. He completed his internal medicine residency training and served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, and received fellowship training in medical informatics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is currently an assistant professor of medicine in the section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences.

headshotJonathan M. Teich, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Sciences Division, Elsevier & Emergency Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr. Teich’s primary focus lies in the design of innovative information systems to directly improve clinical care, prevent adverse events and streamline clinical workflow to address the most critical needs of the healthcare community. A practicing physician, Jonathan boasts a wealth of experience in the scientific and technical fields. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard, and a board-certified attending physician in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), where he has practiced since 1983.

A recognized leader in his field, Jonathan serves on a number of industry and government leadership councils. He is co-chair of the panel responsible for the HHS-sponsored Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support and is a board member of the eHealth Initiative, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and of HIMSS, and a member of the American Health Information Community Quality Workgroup. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, books, and editorials in the field of medical informatics and healthcare information systems.

Jonathan also has helped to found Healthvision, Inc., an internet healthcare company producing innovative, web-based, clinical information systems and patient/community information sites for large healthcare organizations. He served Healthvision as chief medical officer, responsible for strategic product vision across clinical and patient product areas.

headshotPeter C. Wyer, MD

Chair of the Section on Evidence Based Health Care at the New York Academy of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Department, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y..

Dr. Wyer is associate clinical professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and is founder and chair of the Section on Evidence Based Health Care at the New York Academy of Medicine. He is education director in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and practices emergency medicine on the Columbia University campus of that institution. Dr. Wyer served as a member of the McMaster University Based Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group and has taught regularly at international workshops in evidence-based practice at McMaster, New York, Rio de Janeiro and elsewhere. He is the designer of an innovative capacity building conference and workshop series at NYAM called “Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare.” It integrates instruction and project development across the dimensionalities of evidence-based healthcare, including policy and guidelines, implementation science and knowledge translation and evidence based individual patient care.

Dr. Wyer has published extensively in the areas related to evidence-based practice. He is a contributing author to the Users Guides to the Medical Literature series in JAMA and to subsequent volumes based on that series. He has designed and edited innovative educational series in leading journals including CMAJ, Journal of General Internal Medicine and Annals of Emergency Medicine, where he serves as associate editor. Dr. Wyer is a member of the Guidelines International Network North America steering committee. He served on the advisory committee of CONCERT, a federally funded consensus effort in comparative effectiveness research in pulmonology, and co-moderated a pioneering federally funded consensus conference in knowledge translation in emergency medicine in 2007.