February 21, 2019

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Fridsma to the Board of Directors. Doug joins the Board to provide leadership for carrying out the Consortium’s mission to promote patient access to safe and effective medical technologies.

Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMIA, a $6.2 million 501 c (3) membership society representing 5400 professional and student informaticians and their interests and activities in academe, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. AMIA’s sphere of influence focuses on both research and practice within the five primary informatics domains—translational bioinformatics, clinical research, consumer, public health and clinical informatics.

Dr. Fridsma is well-known in the informatics and healthcare community as an expert in informatics, interoperability, standards, and health IT (including meaningful use). His understanding of the science and application of informatics and experience as a practitioner and policymaker give him a depth of knowledge well-suited to the critical challenge of transforming health and health care.

Prior to joining AMIA, Dr. Fridsma was the Chief Science Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, responsible for the portfolio of technical resources needed to support the meaningful use program and health information technology interoperability.  He was engaged in key initiatives involving the Federal Health Architecture; the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCOR-TF) and the Standards and Implementation Framework.

Dr. Fridsma’s professional experience also includes academic appointments at the Arizona State University/University of Arizona, Department of Biomedical Informatics; the University of Arizona Medical School; the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Informatics; and Stanford University Medical Center (Fellow, National Library of Medicine). His clinical practice was with the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also a published author with 25+ refereed articles, and 80+ conference papers, posters, presentations, talks and panels.

Dr. Fridsma received a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Michigan, and a Medical Doctorate degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Michigan School of Medicine—Inteflex. His Doctorate is in Biomedical Informatics from the Stanford University School of Medicine.