Masys elected ACMI president

By Craig Boerner

Daniel Masys, M.D., professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, is the new president-elect of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI),
according to a Nov. 8 announcement from the ACMI’s Elections and Nominations Committee.

The ACMI is a college of elected fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics.

Masys, also chief academic officer of The Informatics Center at Vanderbilt, is filling a vacancy on the executive committee and will serve just over one year. It marks the beginning of his cycle on the Executive Committee, where he will serve as President-elect, President, and Past-president. Masys, recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in Biomedical Informatics, is a past presenter of the Robert G. Petersdorf Lecture at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean Steven Gabbe, M.D., said he first heard Masys speak at the Council of Deans (COD) meeting, where he detailed a paperless Institutional Review Board system created at the University of San Diego. “We were most fortunate to recruit him here and I think he came because of the existing strengths in Biomedical Informatics and his close relationships with some of our faculty members,” Gabbe said.

“He has already made a great impact through his collaborations in research, his contributions to our HIPPA program and to our student Emphasis Program. He has already done a great deal in a very short time.”