Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Master of Biomedical Informatics

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PSOM Clinical Informatics Area of Concentration Program

The Clinical Informatics Area of Concentration program is designed to train medical students to think like clinician informaticists, capable of leveraging technology and data analytics to improve the way that we deliver health care.

As health systems become increasingly reliant on data and technology, clinical informatics—the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services—has emerged as an essential subdomain of medical knowledge. As such, we must now train physicians with dual expertise in clinical medicine and informatics who can adapt to, utilize, and improve healthcare information systems.


  1. Develop an understanding of important topics in clinical informatics, including health IT data structures, clinical decision support, human factors, QI, policy, and care delivery models.
  2. Gain an appreciation for the top-to-bottom operations involved in driving a complex health system towards the forefront of health information technology.
  3. Gain applied experience in developing and implementing technological solutions to improve the speed, ease, and efficiency of patient care throughout Penn Medicine.
  4. Develop practical skills in Epic, project management, or programming.

Please refer to the section on Clinical Informatics MD Program for specific program requirements. 

Faculty Director: John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

Faculty Advisors: Anthony Luberti, MD, Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI, FACC, Peter Gabriel, MD, MSE,  Eugene Gitelman, MD

Coordinator: Meg Tanjutco